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Dr. Oz grills Roseanne Barr on racist tweet

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Dr. Oz tries to school Roseanne Barr on the racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett that led to Barr’s being barred from the air by ABC — but the message seems lost in translation.

“Some of the messages that connect the dots of racism are subtle,” Oz tries to explain. “You said the word ‘ape,’ in modern America.”

But Barr tells the doctor, “No, I said, ‘Planet of the Apes,’ that’s a movie . . . No, I know what you’re doing and everyone else does it . . . I said, ‘Planet of the Apes,’ which is a science-fiction movie about the overthrow of evil overlords, such as Iran. And I have apologized for this . . . I thought Valerie Jarrett was an Iranian woman, like a lot of people. I didn’t understand that she was an African-American woman. When I saw her on TV and she was doing her DNA test, and she’s also 46 percent European so let’s just move past it.”

Barr’s tweet, which cost her the hit ABC show, said that Jarrett looked like “the muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

Barr later said, “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans.”

Also on Oz’s show, a panel including DeVon Franklin, Charlamagne , Sophia Nelson and Dr. Karen Ruskin will dissect Barr’s interview.

Jarrett appeared in 2014 on PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” and mentioned that her father, a successful pathologist, was a US Army doctor who later helped found a hospital in Iran.
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