"Do not use social media while taking Ambien as it can lead to sitcom losses," warned a fake Ambien ad in The Daily Show.
After losing her ABC show and talent agency following a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr blamed the contraceptive commentary on several tweets on Tuesday for the ambulant drug Ambien. The next day, late-night hosts picked up the comment and jokingly cursed as a possible side effect on the medication in counterfeit ads.
Barr first accused the drug on the tweet, which caused a firestorm in some tweets on Tuesday: "Guys, I did something unforgivable, so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I chirped ambien," she said in one, adding that she had "done strange things, while ambiengekrackte eggs were on the wall at 2 o'clock in the morning, etc. -" in another.
The drug's maker, Sanofi US, responded to comments on Wednesday tweeting: "People of all races, religions and nationalities work every day at Sanofi to improve the lives of people around the world." All pharmaceutical treatments Racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication. "
At the Comedy Central, The Daily Show Trevor Noah joked:" If you listen to their ads, there is a subtle warning about only [racism]. "
T The ad that followed showed pictures of doctors and a person stretching in the morning while the voice-over said," Ambien's side effects are nausea, diarrhea, and sudden racism. " She continued, "Do not use social media while taking Ambien, as this could lead to sitcom losses," when the ad was showing a TV that played a Roseanne Barr speech in the desert.
The voice-over then said, "If you suddenly feel racism while you're on Ambien, do not leave your house. If you have to say the n-word, yell it in a pillow until the feeling passes. If Ambien on Memorial Day, racial side effects are intensified, for some reason you wake up suddenly and you're at a clan rally, contact your doctor right now ̵
On ] Full Frontal a fake ad for the drug, showing images of people struggling with a voiceover narrative to fall asleep: "When it's night , feels like a distant dream, try Ambien, the prescriptive sleep aid that will help you sleep well and maybe make you racist I mean, you were already racist, but maybe Ambien is still shi made?
The ad also states that users should use Ambien when "you've ever asked when there's going to be a white history month." I'm not racist, but … "and" if you've been racist before tweeted that your boss forgot. "The latter statement was accompanied by an old tweet by Barr.