Roseanne Barr blames controversial tweets on her taking of sleeping pill Ambien

Roseanne Barr blames controversial tweets on her taking of sleeping pill Ambien

Roseanne Barr blames controversial tweets on her taking of sleeping pill Ambien

"Roseanne's Twitter statement was abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values", Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement announcing that the network was ending the highly rated reboot of Barr's 1990s series.

Roseanne Barr blamed the sleep aid Ambien for a series of racist tweets that resulted in the cancellation of her show "Roseanne" by ABC on Tuesday.

A close friend of both the former president and his wife, she arrived in Washington with no national experience but went on to be Mr Obama's longest serving adviser, proved to be a driving force in some of his most significant domestic policy decisions, and was described as "the single most influential person in the Obama White House".

That led to the response on Twitter by the drug maker Sanofi.

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", Goodman said in a video which was obtained by ET.

She urged people not to defend her and said of her Jarrett tweet that she was "ambien tweeting" at 2 a.m.

Roseanne's show was cancelled after she referred to Jarrett as an "ape" and suggested she was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood political movement.

Moritz maintained she was not aware of "how vulgar and disgusting" Barr's tweet was, which compared an African American former aide for President Barack Obama to an ape, when Moritz originally shared the meme on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Barr says she "begged" to keep her sitcom from being cancelled. "I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defence".

ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's tweets.


Barr also revealed she would be appearing on United States comedian Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday.

The ad goes on to state that users should use Ambien if "you've ever asked when will there be a White History Month", used the phrase "I'm not racist, but ..." and "if you've previously tweeted racist things that your boss forgot about".

Roseanne had returned to USA screens in March after a 21-year hiatus with Barr's character recast as a Trump supporter in a rare depiction of working class life on the US small screen.

She also wrote: "Give Ireland back to the British too".

"No, I understand her position and why she said what she said", Barr said.

The show's top-level stars have contracts that might give them significant severance pay, but most of the lower-level crew members do not.

Barr said shortly before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: "I apologize".

President Trump has since chimed in on Twitter - not exactly defending Barr, but rather complaining about his own treatment.

That includes rumors and speculation that the show could possibly continue in the future in the form of a spinoff, if Barr's titular character was written off, and the focus was shifted to Goodman's character.

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