He noted that Robert Iger, chief executive of ABC parent Walt Disney Co., called Jarrett to tell her that ABC did not tolerate Barr's comments. "Today my words caused hundreds of hardworking people to lose their jobs", Barr wrote in a tweet, one in a series of posts Tuesday night.
Jarrett, a black woman who said she was "fine" after the slur, urged in an MSNBC special Tuesday about racism that the incident become a teaching moment.
Barr, whose racist tweets Tuesday saw her ratings fueled ABC show get axed within hours of tweeting Jarrett looked like 'Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby, ' tweeted that Rice was 'a big man with swinging ape balls, ' in 2013.
"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" she wrote in a separate post. "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse".
Later, when a fan pointed out that Gilbert owes a lot of her career success to her time on "Roseanne", Barr actually defended her on-screen daughter.More news: Civil rights advisers hope Starbucks' anti-bias training sets example
The White House on Tuesday suggested that Trump would refrain from commenting on the cancellation of Roseanne's show, as he was purportedly busy preparing for the North Korea summit that may happen next month. But her show drew praise from President Donald Trump, who attributed its popularity in part to his supporters.
"You throw me under the bus. nice!" she said in a tweet directed at Fishman.
The backlash against Barr's late-night comment was swift, with the comedian receiving so much condemnation on Twitter that she deleted her original tweet, apologized for "a bad joke", and vowed to leave the social-media platform. "I blame myself, not Ambien", she tweeted. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't".
He said he hoped "Roseanne seeks the help she so clearly needs".
But, after her history of making controversial and bigoted statements, ABC and her co-stars are not the only ones abandoning ship once and for all. Faulkner states, "I don't understand it to be anything other than free speech...and it is extremely offensive but it is just that".