Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien for Tweet That Got Her Show Canceled

30 May, 2018, 20:58 | Author: Regina Boyd
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As the ensuing scandal unfolded, prompting U.S. network ABC to cancel Barr's hugely successful show Roseanne, Ms Jarrett appeared at a panel about everyday racism on network MSNBC, saying it should be turned into a "teaching moment".

Valerie Jarrett, a onetime adviser to former President Barack Obama, wants to turn a racist tweet aimed at her by Roseanne Barr into "a teaching moment", she said. It's unclear what "statements" Trump is referencing in the tweet, but it likely relates to ABC News' coverage of his presidency. "Maybe I just didnt get the call?"

And President Donald Trump finally weighed in on the rapidly unfolding controversy Wednesday, questioning why the head of ABC parent company Disney had called Valerie Jarrett — the target of Barrs racist comments — to apologize, when he hadnt received similar treatment.

Barr later tweeted that she has had odd experiences while taking the drug late at night.

In other tweets, Barr said that she was exhausted of "being attacked and belittled more than other comedians who have said worse", and asked for people not to boycott ABC, saying the network has the right to "do what they wish".

As previously reported, the star returned Tuesday evening for a round of tweeting in which she asked fans not to defend her or boycott ABC over the cancellation.

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In the tweet Barr said Jarrett was "a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes".

Actors Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert both took to Twitter to condemn their co-star's remarks.

Fishman whose character had a black daughter in the revival, had called Barr's tweet "reprehensible and intolerable".

"She has all made all the hundreds of people that work on the show unemployed", Williams said of Barr. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" Barr has yet to respond to the show's cancellation.

She wrote of Sykes, "her tweet made ABC very nervous and they cancelled the show".

Gilbert called Barr's comments "abhorrent" and said she was "disappointed in her actions to say the least".

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