Outspoken star Roseanne Barr has defended the offensive tweet which led to the cancellation of her show, saying it was simply a "misunderstanding".
The 65-year-old comedian was sacked by ABC in May after she likened Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, to an ape, but during a tearful interview with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show, Roseanne has once again insisted her tweet wasn't intentionally racist.
She said: "I hope you'll try to understand me and accept my apologies for my part in this big misunderstanding."
During the hour-long interview, Roseanne reiterated her regret and insisted that rather than being deliberately racist, her tweet was just poorly worded.
She explained: "It cost me everything. I wish I worded it better."