Roseanne Barr apologizes to George Soros for calling him a Nazi

Roseanne Barr apologizes to George Soros for calling him a Nazi

Barr's remarks came after she posted a since-deleted tweet that falsely claimed that former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is married to a nephew of Soros'.

A week ago, Barr said she plans to right her wrongs and "make restitution".

Since lighting the fire that led to the axing of TV's most popular new sitcom of last season, Barr has apologized to Valerie Jarrett, the African-American former Barack Obama aide she compared to an ape in a tweet. "His family was persecuted by the Nazis and survived the Holocaust only because of the strength and resourcefulness of his father".

Although Barr apologized soon after the tweet, she didn't address her comments about Soros which were even retweeted by President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr.

In his biography written by Michael T. Kaufman, Soros describes assuming a Christian name to hide in plain sight during the German occupation of Hungary.

When asked about the experience during a 1998 interview with "60 Minutes," Soros said he didn't feel particularly guilty about the incident because he was there as a "spectator".

Soros" son Alexander defended his father in a post on the New York Daily News, saying Barr's lie was so "odious'. The official's duties included taking inventory of the estate of a Jewish family that had fled earlier under duress and he took my then 13-year-old father with him'.

On the same day, Barr posted her Twitter message about Jarrett, which led to a backlash that ended in the cancellation of "Roseanne" on ABC. "I think that everyone is just so desperate to preserve the legacy of a show that touched so many people with such incredible actors ... everyone's trying to stop the bleeding and stop all the damage that has been done".

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