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.