Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Racist Tweet In String Of New Apologies

Roseanne Barr

She's a flawless avatar for this moment in our history: white, loud, mean (she also took time Tuesday morning to tie Chelsea Clinton to some freakish George Soros-related conspiracy) and enamored with unhinged narratives based on nothing but lies, like the tale of a global child-trafficking ring linked to Hillary Clinton that is jaw-dropping in its stupidity.

Barr compared a former adviser to president Barack Obama to an ape, prompting the U.S. network ABC to cancel her recently revived hit sitcom and her Hollywood talent agency to dump her as a client. Overnight Barr retweeted messages of support from fans but also asked them not to defend her comment.

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans", Ms. Barr said in a statement.

In addition to ABC's canceling of Roseanne, Barr's talent agency, ICM Partners dropped her as a client. What "leaving Twitter" means is unclear. ABC executives even said the show was a direct result of President Trump's victory in the 2016 election, and part of the network's strategy in attracting Trump supporters. "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", she wrote.

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"I apologize from the bottom of my heart and hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me".

"Roseanne Barr's comments were appalling and reminiscent of a horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood". Barr also made another apology late Tuesday. After co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman tweeted their own condemnation of the tweets, Roseanne fired back. I am sorry for making a thoughtless joke that does not reflect my values - I love all people and am very sorry.

Barr's tweet was a reply to a tweet that accused Jarrett of helping to cover up alleged misdeeds by the Obama administration. It represented the work of hundreds of talented people. "I think the bigger question is why was she given this opportunity to have this show again in the first place when her reputation precedes her?"

In March, she tweeted conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting survivors. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power.

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