(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) -- Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has released his interview with Roseanne Barr following the cancelation of the comedian's ABC sitcom, Roseanne, after she made a controversial, racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.
Boteach posted the taped phone interview on his Soundcloud account Sunday morning, recorded the day after Barr was fired by ABC and her show was canceled, and also posted a transcript of the conversation on Facebook.
"It’s really hard to say this but, I didn’t mean what they think I meant," Barr said of her tweet. "And that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that it hurt people. When you hurt people, even unwillingly, there’s no excuse. I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance."
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