Roseanne Barr claims 'Planet of the Apes' tweet was 'about anti-Semitism'

Roseanne and Dan Conner

Roseanne and Dan Conner

"It was about anti-semitism", she wrote, referencing the Twilight Zone creator who wrote the script for the 1968 sci-fi movie. Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! Since then, Viacom has pulled old episodes of the show from distribution, and Barr was dropped by her agency, ICM Partners, among other backlash.

In a series of tweets late Wednesday, several of which have since been removed, Barr thanked fans for praying and whatnot following ABC's Roseanne chop. Now, Barr is claiming the tweet was an attempt at making a statement on anti-Semitism. "Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want", she added, referring to the nuclear agreement from which President Trump withdrew. "I've never practiced "RACISM" in my entire life & never will. Meantime..."

"I want u all2 know I'm fine".

Earlier tonight, Barr directed questions to Thomas Muhammad, her 2012 presidential campaign manager and director of a new Malcolm X documentary, but now says she'll be speaking for herself "soon".

Sara Gilbert, who played Barr's daughter on the show, called the tweet, "abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew", and stood by ABC's decision to cancel the show. "I see clearly now", she added about the past couple of weeks.

She also said she was not as reliant on the drug ambien, which she claimed she was under the influence of when she sent the offending tweet. But for now, she has been busy "planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief".

"I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D! goodnight-we are winning! don't give up!"

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