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Barr blames sleep aid Ambien for racist tweet

Roseanne Barr Apologizes To 'Roseanne' Cast And Crew, Blames Ambien

News of Roseanne's cancellation came from Dungey, who said in a statement, "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show".

On Tuesday, ABC canceled the comedienne's top-rated television show after she wrote on Twitter that former White House adviser Valerie Jarret was the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and the movie "Planet of the Apes".

Ambien's manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, responded to the news on Wednesday, saying via Twitter, "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication".

In a now deleted tweet, Barr claimed, "I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends", referencing the Disney/ABC Television Group President.

U.S. President Donald Trump waded into the discussion on Wednesday morning, asking why Disney chief executive Bob Iger didn't ever call him.

She also said she believed Jarrett was Saudi or Jewish or Persian, rather than black.

John Kasich called on President Donald Trump Thursday to speak out against comedian Roseanne Barr's racist tweets, which led to the cancellation of her hit ABC sitcom. Tweeted Trump: "Maybe I just didn't get the call".

Interestingly, some of the show's writers will be sticking around ABC, as noted by executive producer Dave Caplan, who told reporters that he and Roseanne executive producers Bruce Helford and Bruce Rasmussen have other plans. Hours later, however, Barr was back on social media, lashing out at colleagues sharing their views on her racially charged comment. She often interacts with Twitter users who traffic in conservative conspiracy theories and Islamophobic memes and has repeatedly promoted some of them herself. Radar Online sources reveal that the cast held an "emergency meeting" after the show's cancellation, and are now brainstorming ways that the show could live on.

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It's a campaign tactic that GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie tried in last year's Virginia elections - and lost handily. He called Democrats "lousy on policy", playing on his supporters' fears by labeling that party as in favor of "open borders".

In her initial response to that tweet, Barr said, "Wow! unreal".

"Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the frightful statements made and said about me on ABC".

"At this point I don't have a comment", Morrell said.

In the meantime, Barr has continued retweeting messages of support from fans, including casting the outrage over her racist language as "purely political".

Roseanne, which first aired in 1988, made a hugely successful comeback earlier this year - becoming one of the most watched sitcoms on American TV after more than two decades off the air.

As for whether Ambien could be to blame for Barr's actions, Dr. Nancy Collop, medical director of the Emory Sleep Center, wrote in an email, "I really don't think so".

Describing how he's been doing now that Rosanne has been cancelled, Goodman said: "Everything's fine".

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