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ROSEANNE BLAMES AMBIEN FOR HER RACIST TIRADE
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Roseanne Cancelled
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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.

 

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ABC cancelled  Roseanne 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.

Included in the 65-year-old comedian’s social media outburst was incorrectly saying Chelsea Clinton was married to a nephew of George Soros, who Barr called a “Nazi” and a “racist.”

After Clinton corrected Barr, the actress again apologized but added a dig by saying the former First Daughter was “married to a son of a corrupt senator.”

The revival of Roseanne was a ratings hit for ABC since it’s debut in March and had been renewed for a second season.

Bye, Felicia!

Don’t be fooled. This is all for #Roseanne.

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