Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Sparking Racist Twitter Controversy

Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Sparking Racist Twitter Controversy

Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Sparking Racist Twitter Controversy

Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter on Tuesday night after proclaiming earlier in the day that she would be quitting the social media site due to an insensitive comment she made.

"She has all made all the hundreds of people that work on the show unemployed", Williams said of Barr.

Barr still claims she was just joking when she compared Jarrett to "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

The actress, whose ABC sitcom was cancelled as a result of a racist tweet controversy, offered some extra apologies and provided some supplementary excuses for her abhorrent behaviour. Overnight Barr retweeted messages of support from fans but also asked them not to defend her comment.

Her tone turned after that saying she was both sorry for her tweet, but that she would also defend herself to her followers, "so, go away if u don't like it".

Jarrett was the subject of a since-deleted racist tweet by comedian Roseanne Barr.

The apology was not enough for ABC, which announced soon afterward that it would not return "Roseanne" to the air, as planned, for a second season beginning in the fall.

While Barr is notorious for making controversial statements including those defending President Trump, her comment about Jarrett created a backlash that prompted ABC President Channing Dungey to speak out and call Barr's tweet "repugnant".

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Oh honey. You can't blame years of insanity on one pill.

Mrs Obama told the New York Times: "I can count on someone like Valerie to take my hand and say, "You need to think about these three things". Barr apologized and deleted her Monday-night tweet, calling it a "bad joke", but the damage had already been done.

Barr's agent also dropped her and several services pulled "Roseanne" reruns. Did ABC make the right decision?

She said: 'The tone does start up at the top, and we like to look up to our President and feel as though he reflects the values of our country'. "It's all ok", she wrote. Faulkner states, "I don't understand it to be anything other than free speech...and it is extremely offensive but it is just that".

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