Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet

Joann Johnston
June 1, 2018

On his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan shared a similar sentiment on Wednesday, saying Barr had recently confided in him that the show was putting her under major stress, saying, "I need to adjust my meds, I'm not thinking straight".

That "joke" caused ABC to cancel Barr's show in record time, leaving her out of a job before the close of business Tuesday. Wanda Sykes, one of my favorite over-the- top comediennes, was the first to disassociate herself as a producer. The progressives who were working on the show say that they were trying to making a valiant effort to ensure that both sides of a national conversation were equally represented, and some would argue that they accomplished that, but by even being there, they willingly ignored the devious forces behind their show's success.

'I know Roseanne. And I know Trump.

I'm not one to say "I told you so", but... Laurie Metcalf - nominated for an Oscar previous year for "Lady Bird" - is the voice of a character in the animated " Toy Story 4". It was in your hands from the beginning to the end.

Meanwhile, Barr insisted she is not racist.

The stunning news yesterday that ABC canceled its breakout hit, "Roseanne", in the wake of a tweet by star Roseanne Barr that was widely condemned as racist has, as you'd expect, remained a hot topic. "I've been up there [11] times already, and if I didn't get one I'm not gonna get one".

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Can Barr come back from this? "It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed f**ked up".

Barr has a long history of tweeting racist and generally bigoted comments and, according to Arnold, ABC knew what they signed up for and "needed someone to wrangle her in and take her phone".

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". He noted that Robert Iger, chief executive of ABC parent Walt Disney Co., called Jarrett to tell her that ABC did not tolerate Barr's comments.

Barr apologized for the incident and said she would leave twitter, but returned Tuesday night with a series of tweets attacking co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman.

Meanwhile, Roseanne and Trump supporters tried to compare Barr's show's cancellation to Bill Maher's comparison of the president to an orangutan. I'll never forget he said she'd made him make her six burgers - six just for her - and she ate them all.

"Roseanne" had returned to United States screens in March after a 21-year hiatus with Barr's character recast as a Trump supporter in a rare depiction of working class life on the U.S. small screen.

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