Roseanne Barr blames the sleeping pill Ambien for her racist tweet

30 May, 2018, 19:16 | Author: Sheri Evans
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In her responses to other tweeters and followers, she says she feels she's been punished enough, and wants to tell her side of the story now, including that she thought Valerie Jarrett was white, Jewish or Persian, and therefore it was okay to joke about her. "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". Some people who use it or similar medications do things while asleep that they don't remember - such as driving, or preparing and eating food, wrote Dr. Eric Olsen of the Mayo Clinic.

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.

"Just because Roseanne is gone, doesn't mean the whole show has to go", he said.

Barr blamed Ambien for her antisemitic and racist meltdown in since-deleted tweets, but has gone on to continue posting and retweeting messages that suggest her apology was as false as her promise to leave the social media platform. "It's all ok", she wrote. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Barr's statements about Soros, although not the remark about Jarrett. "I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks", Barr said.

"Like a mom, a big sister, I trust her implicitly". "Nice!" Sara tweeted that she was "disappointed" in her onscreen mom and blasted Roseanne's comments as "abhorrent".

Jarrett, 61, said Bob Iger, chief executive of ABC's parent company, Disney, called her before the announcement was made to apologize. "I also think every individual citizen has a responsibility, too, and it's up to all of us to push back".

When a fan later tweeted at Barr, "We are defending your free speech and ours", Barr responded, "Thank u, but, it's over". In particular, she said 36-year-old Fishman - who played the Conners' son D.J.in the original series and revival, and shared a lengthy statement on Twitter expressing his "vehement" condemnation of Barr's words - threw her "under the bus".

On the Tuesday Fox News' segment, commentator Jessica Tarlov blasted Barr's derogatory tweets and said they're clearly "racist".

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