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Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet

Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", Goodman said in a video Wednesday, which was obtained by ET.

One racist tweet cost Roseanne Barr her network sitcom, hundreds of people their jobs, and ABC its top-rated primetime anchor for Tuesday nights.

The television network said on Tuesday: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values and we have made a decision to cancel her show". "Nice!", she remarked to Fishman, who responded by stating Barr had acted so far out of character.

The company's response followed Barr's unusual explanation of the early Tuesday Twitter rant that got her show cancelled as a bad Ambien-fueled mistake. In response, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey pulled the plug on Barr's namesake TV show, despite the fact that Roseanne was the most-watched series of the broadcast season and was greenlit for Season 2.

ABC cancelled Barr's show on Tuesday.

Barr's combative stance seemed at odds with a series of seemingly honest apologies for what she had done.

The reboot of her hit sitcom Roseanne had been a ratings victor, and Mr Trump had called to congratulate her personally on its first season back.

The 65-year-old comedian sparked outrage on Wednesday by comparing Barack Obama's former adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

In another self-serving retweet, Ms. Barr posted words of encouragement from the right-wing British commentator Katie Hopkins, who lost her job previous year at the radio station LBC after tweeting that a "final solution" was needed to combat terrorism. "But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?"

But the comedian was back on the platform soon after, posting: "I'm exhausted of being attacked and belittled more than other comedians who have said worse". "As one source said to me, this was unsurvivable". "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME", she wrote.

As for her tweet about Jarrett, Barr claimed in other deleted tweets that she believed the former Obama aide was "Jewish and Persian".

Since then, Barr has gone into meltdown, returning to Twitter to apologise and even getting support from Trump.

An attempted apology and promise to leave Twitter, which she has failed to do, were not enough to save the show.

"The person who is walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse or want to cross the street; or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation, 'the talk, ' as we call it", she said.


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