Roseanne Barr blames sleep aid for racist tweet after show cancelled


ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter rant

Roseanne Barr, 65, went on a tweeting spree in the hours after her show was cancelled on May 29 and took aim at her TV kids Michael Fishman, 36, and Sara Gilbert, 43, who played D.J. and Darlene.

Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter on Tuesday night after proclaiming earlier in the day that she would be quitting the social media site due to an insensitive comment she made.

"I'm fine", Jarrett said, after saying she wanted to make the incident, which dominated the news on Tuesday, "a teaching moment" instead of being about her.

ABC has canceled the hugely - popular "Roseanne" reboot over racist comments made by the star via her Twitter account.

"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", she wrote. "I BLAME MYSELF OK? it's just an explanation not an excuse".

Barr's agent also dropped her and several services pulled "Roseanne" reruns.

"Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the frightful statements made and said about me on ABC", Trump wrote. In response, Barr wrote that she "created the platform for inclusivity", and was surprised Fishman would "throw [her] under the bus".

The racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her show suggested that former Obama White House adviser Jarrett was a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

Then Gilbert tried to distance the show from Barr.

Jarrett responded Tuesday during a previously scheduled appearance on the MSNBC special Everyday Racism in America.

"I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC", she wrote on Twitter.

"I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. Roseanne feels misunderstood and also feels like she did not mean the comments maliciously", a source told us.

Barr's claim of Ambien-tweeting brought out the inner-comedian in a lot of people. The series attracted 18.2 million viewers in its March debut, according to CNN.

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