Roseanne blames sleeping pills for racist comments, later deletes tweet

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Roseanne Barr has been the subject of controversy on multiple occasions.

Barr went on to blame Ambien, an insomnia drug, for her "egregious indefensible" mistake.

After one of Barr's conservative fans offered his support via the social networking site, Barr replied, "i'm not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke. thank you for defending me tho-". 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. "Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste". Following this, Barr has made a number of public apologies over Twitter, showing that she has already come to terms with the cancellation.

Barr fired back at Michael Fishman (who played her son, D.J. Conner, on the show), and accused him of throwing her "under the bus" after he shared a lengthy statement. "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our shows", she tweeted.

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment president, said in a statement. And after ABC cancelled the Roseanne reboot, the actress took to Twitter once again, blaming her lapse in judgement on sleeping pill Ambien. She also highlighted supporters' tweets that criticized ABC and two of its personalities, Joy Behar and Keith Olbermann. She also claimed Clinton was married to a nephew of George Soros (she is not).

President Donald Trump weighed in on ABC's unexpected cancellation of top-rated series Roseanne in typical Trump fashion by making it about himself.

"We have a lot bigger things going on in the country right now, certainly, that the president is spending his time on", said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

It will be interesting to watch Roseanne Barr in the coming months to see if her attitude on her Twitter does change over time, or if it will be more of the same.

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