Roseanne Barr says that will tweeting under the influence of the prescription sleep aid Ambien will be what led to her post a racist remark that will subsequently got her sitcom, ‘Roseanne,’ cancelled by ABC.
The 65-year-old actress as well as outspoken conservative spent much of Tuesday night half-apologizing for the remark, tweeting — among many some other things — that will the since-deleted racist comment was a “mistake” made late at night.
“Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me,” Barr wrote, after retweeted many fans who had been defending her. “the item was 2 within the morning as well as I was ambien tweetin.”
“the item was memorial day too,” she added. “I went 2 far & do not want the item defended-the item was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t yet…don’t defend the item please. Ty.”
Several minutes prior to the post, she shared a similar sentiment regarding her desire for fans not to stick up for her, despite the fact that will she appreciates their efforts.
“Hey guys, don’t defend me, the item’s sweet of you 2 try, yet…losing my show will be 0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet-that will I regret even more,” Barr wrote.
Barr later thanked one of her fans for defending her, writing, “I’m not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke. thank you for defending me tho.”
When a fan later tweeted at Barr, “We are defending your free speech as well as ours,” Barr responded, “Thank u, yet, the item’s over. I am moving on.”
In between her fresh posts, Barr retweeted a flurry of comments that will ran the gamut condemning her, to celebrating her downfall, to full-on supporting her.
Barr finally addressed her conflicting bevy of back-as well as-forth apologies, remarks as well as retweets, telling critics that will, if they don’t like what she has to say, they don’t have to read her posts.
“I’m sorry 4 my tweet, as well as I will also defend myself as well as talk to my followers. so, go away if u don’t like the item. I will handle my sadness the way I want to. I’m tired of being attacked & belittled more than some other comedians who have said worse,” Barr wrote, without specifying which comedians she was referring to.
Tuesday was a whirlwind of developments as well as controversies that will all began when Barr tweeted a racist “joke” about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote in a since-deleted tweet, referring to Jarrett, who will be black as well as was born in Iran. The comment sparked an immediate backlash as well as lead to ABC nixing the show’s upcoming second revival season, which had already been picked up for 13 episodes as well as was set to begin production in August.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement later within the day, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement will be abhorrent, repugnant as well as inconsistent with our values, as well as we have decided to cancel her show.” ABC removed all references to the revival series on its press site as well as Viacom has pulled all re-runs of the sitcom’s entire run via all of its channels.
After claiming she was going to leave Twitter Tuesday morning, Barr’s very outspoken return later within the evening began with tweets apologizing to the show’s “all liberal” writers as well as cast, as well as then two direct apologies tweeted at Jarrett.
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