ABC canceled ‘Roseanne’ after the actress sent out another racist tweet, and she’s given various reasons for her attack on President Obama’s former advisor Valerie Jarrett. Barr compared Jarrett, who is black, to an ape — and it’s not even the first time she’s done that. Barr offered a weak apology but ABC was done with her. Barr said that she thought Jarrett was white, then said she thought she was ‘Saudi,’ then said she thought she was Palestinian, and she also claimed that she was tweeting while on the drug Ambien, meant for people who suffer from insomnia.
“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 tweeted. “I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty.”
The embattled comedian’s excuse didn’t go down well with the company that produces Ambien so it took to social media to affirm that their product does not, in fact, cause one to write racist tweets.
“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the company tweeted. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
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.
— Sanofi US (@SanofiUS) May 30, 2018
Barr took down her tweet blaming the popular prescription sleeping pill Ambien for her actions. The company threw some serious shade at Barr so that could be why she deleted it — but we took a screen capture.
There are others she should delete, too. She also repeated an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about George Soros. Barr accused the Hungarian-Jewish billionaire of being a Nazi collaborator. Soros is a survivor of the Holocaust and he was just a child during the Nazi-era.
Roseanne got canned by ABC and owned by Ambien during the last 24 hours. We’d say that’s a record, but we don’t think anyone’s tried it before.
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