Roseanne Barr Apologizes to George Soros for Calling Him a Nazi

Barr tweeted conspiracy theory about Soros hours after racist joke about Valerie Jarrett — which led to ABC sitcom cancellation

Last Updated: June 11, 2018 @ 3:38 PM

Roseanne Barr has apologized yet again, this time to George Soros for having called the Democratic donor and Jewish holocaut survivor a nazi last month.

“I apologize sincerely to @georgesoros,” Barr tweeted on Monday. “His family was persecuted by The Nzis & survived The Holocaust only because of the strength & resourcefulness of his father.”

The actress then shared an article from OpenSocietyFoundations.org, where she said her follows could “learn more of the truth” about Soros.

Barr’s original comment about Soros came May 29, after she started an argument with Chelsea Clinton by appearing to imply that Clinton is married to a member of Soros’ family.

“Sorry to have tweeted incorrect info about you!I [sic],” Barr tweeted after Clinton corrected her. “Please forgive me! By the way, George Soros is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that? But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?”

Barr tweeted the long-debunked conspiracy theory about Soros just hours after her tweets about Valerie Jarrett that later prompted ABC to cancel Barr’s comedy “Roseanne,” (the No. 1 show on television). Disney CEO Robert Iger tweeted that the decision to cancel the show was “the only thing to do here,” and “the right thing.”

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap.

See Barr’s apology tweet (and the original) below.

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