It all began with a Twitter spat that Roseanne had with “Chelsea Soros Clinton.
Roseanne replied with an apology and the accusation that Soros is a Nazi “who turned in his fellow Jews [to] be murdered” and stole their wealth.
Good morning Roseanne – my given middle name is Victoria. I imagine George Soros’s nephews are lovely people. I’m just not married to one. I am grateful for the important work @OpenSociety does in the world. Have a great day!
“Sorry to have tweeted incorrect info about you! Please forgive me! By the way, George Soros is a nazi who turned his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that?” she wrote. “But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?”
Barr took those comments back.
“I apologize sincerely to @georgesoros. His family was persecuted by The Nazis & survived The Holocaust only because of the strength & resourcefulness of his father. Learn more of the truth about this,” she wrote, linking to an article about Soros’ family from OpenSocietyFoundations.org.
Soros, a former hedge fund manager, is worth $8 billion and has been a longtime supporter of liberal causes, according to Forbes magazine. He founded Open Society Foundations, which has had expenditures of nearly $14 billion, Forbes noted.
Please don’t compare me2 other people who have said horrible things. I only care about apologizing 4 the hurt I have unwittingly & stupidly caused. I humbly confess contrition & remorse. I failed2 correctly express myself, & caused pain2 ppl.
I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends. I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I’d worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs.
Barr has continued to be active on the social networking site, which has gotten her in some more trouble. Although she withdrew her comments about Jarrett, she retweeted some negative things about her amid declarations that she’ll be making amends for her part in getting “Roseanne” canceled.