Speaking on the first episode of her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast, released on Saturday night, the 65-year-old actress and comedienne apologized again for her words. In her tweet, she had said that black, Iranian-born former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett was like if "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby." Barr later apologized and said she had been "Ambien tweeting," adding she was "not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke."
She echoed her comments on Boteach's podcast, saying, "Of course I'm not a racist, I'm an idiot, and I might have done something that comes across as a bigoted and ignorant and I know that that's how it came across. I ask for forgiveness because I do love all people, I really do."
"I have black children in my family," Barr said, sobbing. "I never would have wittingly called any black person and say they are a monkey. I just wouldn't do that, and I didn't do that and that people think that I did that, it just kills me."