Ambien Maker: Racism Not A Side Effect, Despite What Roseanne Says

Eloise Marshall
May 30, 2018

It's unclear what "statements" Trump is referencing in the tweet, but it likely relates to ABC News' coverage of his presidency. "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".

Jarrett, 61, said on Tuesday that Disney chief executive Bob Iger called her before ABC announced the show's cancellation.

Barr later said she was not putting blame on the sleep aid for her racist comment.

Yet, the comedienne did not appreciate the condemnation she was receiving from her fellow cast members, whom she's known for years.

Barr was also ridiculed for saying that she was on Ambien when she tweeted the racist message.

Barr's tweet (which attacked Jarrett, alleging connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and mentioning Planet of the Apes) set off a firestorm that resulted in ABC pulling the plug on Barr's extremely popular rebooted sitcom, Roseanne. "He apologized. He said he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling his show and so I appreciate that they did that so swiftly".

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Jarrett's name came up in response to Twitter commentary that raised her name in relation to an Obama conspiracy theory. "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least", wrote Gilbert, who played Darlene Conner.

Barr has been tweeting for some 10 hours now and doesn't seem to show any sign of stopping. Barr has yet to respond to the show's cancellation. I'm shocked. A lot of times people say terrible things all over Twitter and all over TV and nothing is ever done.

She wrote of Sykes, "her tweet made ABC very nervous and they cancelled the show".

This is the same White House that called for the firing of ESPN columnist Jemele Hill after she tweeted that Trump was a white supremacist following Trump's seeming reluctance to criticize the white supremacists responsible for a violent rally in Charlottesville.

She went on to add that she was "shocked that swift justice was served so swiftly and so justly".

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