Roseanne Barr‘s tweets have consequences, but she’s blaming the reasoning behind her racist comments on Ambien.
The 65-year-old said she was on the sleeping medication when she unloaded her repulsive statements and admitted she went too far.
“Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. 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. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please,” she tweeted after having her show cancelled.
ABC cancelledRoseanne after it’s main star went on a Twitter rampage on Tuesday.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC President Channing Dungey said in a statement.
The decision came after Barr called an African-American aide to President Barack Obama an “ape.”
Barr was responding to a comment about Democratic adviser Valerie Jarrett when she tweeted: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
She later deleted the tweet and apologized.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr wrote. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste.”
Prior to the show’s cancellation, Wanda Sykes responded to Barr’s comments by revealing she would not be returning to the ABC series as a consulting producer.