Roseanne Barr blames Ambien for Racist Tweets

She must take a LOT of Ambien.

She tweeted, “guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting — it was memorial day too — i went 2 far & do not want it defended — it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but...don’t defend it please.”

She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, “Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien — cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc.”

Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication. Nevertheless, Ambien became the #1 trending topic on Twitter on Wednesday morning, leading to Sanofi’s public rebuke. Barr’s explanation was deemed laughable.
— Brian Stelter and Ivana Kottasová /

Best part about this?   Sanofi,  the maker of Ambien (a sleep aid medication),  later responded with this statement:

While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.
— Sanofi

Sick burn.

"Roseanne" cancelled after Rosanne Bar tweet scandal

UPDATE 4:30pm EST:

Welp.   That was a lot faster than I was expecting.

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So much for "bringing conservatism back to television".   At least now she's free to become what she was always destined to be:  A contributor to Infowars.

From Variety:

ABC has pulled the plug on the revival “Roseanne.”

The move comes after series star Roseanne Barr made a comment on Twitter Tuesday morning referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the “offspring of the ‘Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.’”

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.
— Joseph Otterson /