Ambien clapped back so hard at Roseanne Barr’s claim that the sleep-aid fueled her racist tweets
On Tuesday, May 29th, ABC canceled Roseanne after its star, Roseanne Barr, compared former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape, which was just the tip of an iceberg built upon years of racist tweets, alt-right propaganda, and her other troubling political views. After her show was canceled, Barr tried to chalk up her racist behavior to “ambien tweeting,” but Ambien manufacturer Sanofi stepped in to expertly state that they’d like to be removed from this narrative.
Barr went on a bizarre Twitter spree that included the now-deleted Ambien tweet:
"Guys I did something unforgiveable 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," the actress wrote.
Barr continued to mention the sleep-aid and later tweeted: “Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien — cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc.”
When Sanofi caught wind of her “apology,” they delivered this response.
"People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world," the manufacturer revealed in a statement. "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."
There is no excuse for Barr’s behavior, especially ridiculous claims that she was chemically sleepy or that it was Memorial Day. Worse still, Barr continues to insist that her racist tweet was only a joke.
"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste," Barr tweeted yesterday.
Though Barr insists that she’s logged off from Twitter, we have a feeling this won’t be the end of this story.