US comedian Roseanne Barr criticised for racist tweet, visits Israel

Reuters
Jerusalem, Israel Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 10:15 AM(IST)

Actress Roseanne Barr Photograph:( Reuters )

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Barr arrived in Israel last week with celebrity US rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was cancelled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday as part of a tour of Israel.

Barr arrived in Israel last week with celebrity US rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

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"There are no proper words for me to express the connection I feel, first of all to God, to Torah (Bible), to my people," Barr, who is Jewish, told reporters.

In May, Barr posted a tweet comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape, prompting Walt Disney Co's ABC network to cancel her U.S. television comedy "Roseanne". Barr subsequently said that what she did was "unforgiveable."

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