Roseanne Barr Blames Racist Twitter Rant on Ambien

Roseanne Barr Blames Racist Twitter Rant on Ambien
After getting her show cancelled by ABC yesterday (May 29) following a racist rant on Twitter, Roseanne Barr made the decision to keep tweeting through it all, leading to her blaming the outburst on her Ambien prescription.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, Barr wrote of her comments, "guys I did something unforgiveable [sic] 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. [thank you]."

According to Barr, her sleeping pills and the annual appreciation of America's armed forces caused her to call former Barack Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes." Comedian Wanda Sykes announced her departure from the show not long after the comments were made.

Ambien manufacturer Sanofi then weighed in on Barr's claims, where it wrote that "people of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

Barr also hit out at her Roseanne co-stars for issuing statements speaking out against her in the wake of the racist rant. After Sara Gilbert called the comments "abhorrent," Roseanne replied today, "Wow! unreal."

A longer statement from Michael Fishman saw the Roseanne actor "condemn these statements vehemently," while Barr wrote back, "i created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME . You throw me under the bus. nice!"

Should Barr wonder why few people are taking her apologies seriously, all it takes is a quick scroll through her Twitter timeline, where she continues to retweet and engage with far-right Twitter personalities and websites.