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Roseanne Barr apologizes for overtly racist tweet, says she is 'now leaving Twitter'

Roseanne Barr announced she was "leaving Twitter" on Tuesday after she faced backlash over a racist and Islamophobic tweet about former President Barack Obama's adviser, Valerie Jarrett. "I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter," she said after having defended the tweet in another conversation as a "joke."

After announcing her departure from Twitter, Barr added:

Barr's apology did little to satisfy horrified critics. "How does it even enter into your mind to say a woman looks like an ape?" tweeted Politico's Jake Sherman.