Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien for Racist Joke on Twitter

Roseanne Cancelled Statement

Barr received backlash and got her ABC sitcom "Roseanne" cancelled after making a racist joke on Twitter in which she referred to Jarrett as a mix between the "Muslim Brotherhood" and the "Planet of the Apes".

When asked if he might get his own show, he said, "You've heard more than I have".

"I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me-Laurie and John".

The 65-year-old actress has since apologized and blamed the sleep aid Ambien for her comments - while claiming she would stay off Twitter.

Many made a decision to boycott the sitcom, but when ABC hit its highest ratings in six years, the president personally called the actress to congratulate her on the show's success.

Barr's post-firing tweets included an apology to those who lost their jobs because of her words, but her choice of retweets struck a defiant tone. "Nice!", she remarked to Fishman, who responded by stating Barr had acted so far out of character.

Barr, a prominent supporter of President Trump, retweeted an image questioning why some people thinkit's OK to ridicule him as an ape, but not Jarrett.




ABC announced Tuesday that the show was canceled.

One post she retweeted read: 'BREAKING: According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show. The drugmaker, Sanofi, released a response saying "racism is not a known side effect of the drug". "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show".

She tweeted that she was sorry for the comment by explaining, "Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me".

Barr's sitcom was praised for breaking TV barriers by including topics related to gay marriage, poverty, classism in America and abortion when it debuted in the 1980s. "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse".

On Wednesday, she said on Twitter she did not know Jarrett was black.

"It's not that I disrespect you guys", he politely told the videographer.

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