Roseanne Barr Says She Was “Ambien Tweeting” – Ambien Says “Racism Isn’t Known Side Effect”!
In yet another deleted tweet, Barr wrote that the sedative that helps with insomnia was part of the reason why she tweeted towards Jarrett. “Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me. 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. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty,” she wrote on her since-deleted tweet.
However, her excuse cause more backfire than expected, as many people pointed out that the drug has side affects, but becoming racist is not one of them. Others also said that she was using the prescription to defend herself. Barr responded by saying it was “an explanation not an excuse.”
no, i didnt i blamed myself. stop lying. Yes, I have had odd ambien experiences on tweeting late at night-like many other ppl do. I BLAME MYSELF OK? it’s just an explanation not an excuse, Ok, bully?
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
The backlash ultimately led to the makers of Ambien, Sanofi, to comment on the situation and stated that “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
President Donald Trump also commented on the entire Roseanne controversy, but focused more on the fact that Jarrett received an apology from ABC, even though he never got one for all the things they say about him on the network.
Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018