Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Racist Tweet In String Of New Apologies

Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Racist Tweet In String Of New Apologies

Sitcom star Roseanne Barr on Tuesday morning posted a racist tweet calling a former Obama aide the baby of Planet of the Apes and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Barr added that she will address the controversy Friday on Joe Rogan's podcast.

Barr, an outspoken supporter of President Trump, went on to tweet an apology following an online backlash accusing her of racism.

ABC's decision to cancel "Roseanne" after star Roseanne Barr made a racist remark on Twitter will cost the broadcast network tens of millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to multiple estimates.

'I apologise. I am now leaving Twitter'.

ABC responded by canceling her massively successful revival and its Emmy "For Your Consideration" campaign, while talent agency ICM dropped Barr as a client and Viacom networks Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT canceled upcoming reruns of the revival series.

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"Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me", Barr wrote, after retweeting many fans who had been defending her. "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse", Barr wrote, without specifying which comedians she was referring to.

Despite her contrite comments, Barr's Twitter profile shows retweets of users which support her, and well, the content speaks for itself. "What changed, ABC? Because Roseanne has been writing racist tweets since forever". "I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is". After co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman tweeted their own condemnation of the tweets, Roseanne fired back.

The actress, 65, on Tuesday used Valerie Jarrett's initials in her reply to a tweet which accused Ms Jarrett of being involved in an Obama administration cover-up. "I apologize from the bottom of my heart and hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me".

What did her bosses and colleagues say?

"#Rosanne?is who she tells you she is with every comment and tweet". It represented the work of hundreds of talented people.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me", he wrote in September 2009. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power.

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