Yesterday, Roseanne Barr showed the world how to lose a #1 hit TV show in 140 characters or less when she called former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett a Muslim ape on Twitter.
Today, she tried defending herself by blaming her racist behavior… on Ambien?
“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!” the 65-year-old tweeted earlier today. “I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”
She went on to blame her racism on the sleep aide.
“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,” Barr claimed. “I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty.”
Sanofi, which manufactures the drug, wasted no time issuing a response:
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.
Twitter was also quick to respond…
Ambien manufacturer responds to Roseanne’s tweet with the shade of a redwood forest. https://t.co/hGhPjP78pk
— April (@ReignOfApril) May 30, 2018
WE! JUST! TOOK! AMBIEN! pic.twitter.com/esu3IMj8gu
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 30, 2018
Ambien has quite a few side effects but racism isn’t one of them. Even if Roseanne wanted to claim she had an Ambien blackout and was sleep tweeting, that racism had to come from somewhere deep within.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 30, 2018
Omg. I used to take Ambien! How many times was I racist in my sleep?! GIRL BYE. #ownyouractions
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) May 30, 2018
Kram take ambien pic.twitter.com/hPAcEI6uQX
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) May 30, 2018
Thank you, Roseanne. Now that I know Ambien causes overt racism, I'm going to stick with the subtle microaggressions of Nyquil.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) May 30, 2018
And not long after the came the memes…
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