Roseanne Barr 'afraid to go out' because of 'brown people'

Roseanne Barr 'afraid to go out' because of 'brown people'
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After being fired from her television show for a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr is again facing criticism for remarks made at a New York comedy show.

On Thursday local time, following an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Barr participated in a question-and-answer event with her friend, Rabbi Schmuley Boteach.

The show touched on a variety of topics, including her support for US President Donald Trump and reaction to being fired in May from her hit self-titled ABC show, which is now receiving a spinoff without her.

But Barr's remark about her time spent at her mother's home in Hawaii has led to further public backlash, with some pointing to it as evidence the actress had not learnt from the May incident.

"I was afraid to go out, and also because when you're called a racist and you live on an island full of brown people, it's kind of terrifying," said Barr, reports People.

While the majority of Hawaii's population is Caucasian or Asian, roughly 10 percent is native Hawaiian, meaning of Polynesian descent.

In her now infamous tweet, Barr said former US President Barack Obama's aide Valerie Jarrett - an African-American woman - was the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

Last week, she tried to excuse her behaviour by saying she had thought Ms Jarrett was white, while saying she believes she was targeted in Hollywood for voting for Mr Trump.

Roseanne was revived after originally airing from 1988 to 1997 for a new season in March. After receiving high ratings it had received an order for a second season, which changed into the spin-off The Conners after Barr's firing.