She added: 'I made a mistake obviously.
"It cost me everything", Barr said. I made a mistake.
"'I am a creative genius, and this is not a good feeling for an artist to be treated this way, and it's not a good feeling for a citizen, either", she said. "It's going to be part of my repentance". "I didn't want to cause anyone to lose their jobs".
Hannity devoted his entire, hourlong show Thursday to his talk with Barr.
Less than a week after Barr posted a YouTube video of herself screaming that she thought the "b-- was white" about Valerie Jarrett - and hours after she filmed Sean Hannity's show - Boteach hosted a conversation with the star at Standup, a comedy venue on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
"That is a tweet about asking for accountability from the previous administration about the Iran deal, which Valerie Jarrett is the author of, and that was what was in my head", Barr said. "And that was a hard one to take".
The comedian said she was "shocked" that "everybody started saying I was racist, which is like the worst thing you can call a Jewish person, especially one like me that worked with Holocaust survivors".
Barr, who lives in Hawaii, also confessed to being scared to step outside her home following her tweet, "I was so scared to go outside". I'm for working people.
Toward the end of the interview, Hannity gave Barr an opportunity to face the camera and address Jarrett directly. The comedian eventually did, saying that she was sorry for the poorly worded tweet. I'm sorry that you feel harm and hurt. After apologizing, Barr added: "Plus, I'd tell her she's got to get a new haircut". "Don't assume you know what I meant, because I think you don't know what I meant, and I would like to make it clearer to you what I did mean".
She said the tweet referencing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett - "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj" - was a bid to seek accountability for the 2015 global agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program. Barr's defense? She didn't know Jarrett - who was born in Iran to American parents - was an African-American woman. "This was my statement from the very beginning and it will continue to be forever because it is the truth". Beyond her racially offensive tweet being "abhorrent" to the company's values, ABC executives had to realize that because there little chance of controlling the star of their biggest show, they had reason for knots in their stomachs, dreading more unwelcome surprises.