American comedian Roseanne Barr says she's exhausted of "being attacked and belittled", and blames sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked outrage and the cancellation of her TV show.
Hours after ABC axed her show for her offensive tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett - and quickly breaking a promise to stay off Twitter - the comedian was back on the social media platform. Barr added, "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".
For the record, the side effects of Ambien include drowsiness, dizziness, and diarrhea, according to Sanofi US. Barr also made another apology late Tuesday.
ABC had been praised by critics for bringing back "Roseanne" - a show that featured a Trump supporter as its lead character. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, saying the company's ABC network never apologized for "horrible statements" said about the president on air. It's unclear what "statements" Trump is referencing in the tweet, but it likely relates to ABC News' coverage of his presidency.
"We need to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning", she said about the reality-show franchise during a TCA appearance in 2016.
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One Twitter user shared a fan-made poster for the imagined new series along with a tweet that read, "Can ABC make this happen?"
Barr had earlier apologized to members of the cast and crew, but the tweet was deleted.
Later, Barr denied that she was putting the blame on Ambien, saying it was "just an explanation not an excuse".
Meghan McCain said what Barr did is clearly "the definition of racism" and gave credit to the network for making the right call. But much of its progress would have been threatened if it looked the other way at Barr's tweet. Then she posted retweets from followers who blamed the liberal entertainment industry. "Nice!" she responded on Wednesday morning.
Barr faced repeated backlash in recent months for stoking conspiracy theories online. I imagine George Soros's nephews are lovely people.