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Roseanne Barr Says She’s ‘Ashamed’ That Black Child Co-Star Thinks She Doesn’t ‘Love Her’ After Racist Tweets


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In one of the latest tweets that she ultimately deleted, Roseanne Barr is saddened about how her Black co-star will perceive her after her racist comment.

Barr’s reboot to her 1980s sitcom, “Roseanne,” was canceled Tuesday, May 29 after the comedian tweeted about former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

After a slew of tweeted and deleted apologies and explanations — including a back-and-forth with her on-screen son Michael Fishman and posts directed at her on-screen daughter Sara Gilbert — Roseanne on Thursday tweeted the following about Jayden Rey.

“The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African-American. It’s the most gawd awful painful thing. I can’t let myself cave in tho.”

Jayden played Barr’s 8-year-old granddaughter in the reboot. The show had been her first major role after she appeared in an episode of “Unforgettable” in 2014. The child star had eagerly shared photos from the set of “Roseanne” but seemed to take the show’s cancelation in stride based on a post from Thursday.

“Always trusting God and the process! 💖 THANKFUL THURSDAY!!!!” she wrote.

Jayden has not responded to Barr’s tweets.

Meanwhile, Barr, who also posted that she “begged” Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood not to pull the plug on the show, later tweeted that she was “signing off Twitter for a while.” She then proceeded to retweet posts in defense of her.


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