قالب وردپرس درنا توس
Home / Entertainment / Roseanne Barr says 'I'm not a racist' while blaming bigoted tweet on Ambien

Roseanne Barr says 'I'm not a racist' while blaming bigoted tweet on Ambien



ABC show, Roseanne Barr took to Twitter today to proclaim "I'm not a racist" despite the fact that it's been a big hit.

Interested in Roseanne?

Add Roseanne as news to ABC News.

Barr's defense came after she was issued an apology to Valerie Jarrett, the former adviser to President Barack Obama and the target offensive Monday morning tweet. She slammed some of her former co-stars and retweeted defenses of her racist comments that prompted ABC to cancel her hit TV series.

"I'm not a racist, I never say," Barr tweeted Wednesday afternoon. "One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system / family / wealth wants to NEVER b taken from me."

Barr tweeted multiple apologies to Jarrett Jarrett was the product of a combination of "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood. She quickly deleted the tweet but it drew widespread condemnation and the cancellation of her self-titled series reboot after one season.

President Donald Trump, whom Barr is an unabashed supporter of, weighed in for the first time on the controversy. While Trump did not defend Barr's tweet on Jarrett, he did not mention it at apologetic call from Bob Iger, the chief executive officer of Disney, ABC's parent company.

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let it know that." ABC does not tolerate comments like those made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC Maybe I just did not get the call? "

During this afternoon's press briefing, Sarah Sanders said Trump was only calling out "media bias."

"Nobody is defending what she said [Barr]," Sanders said.

Within minutes of her apology to Jarrett, Barr quickly began retelling defenses of her comments and later this morning criticized "Roseanne" co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman, who both released statements.

Fishman, who played Barr's son D.J. Tweet, say, "we must stand-up against; bias, hatred, bigotry, and ignorance." Conner on both the original and the reboot, tweeted "today is one of the hardest days of my life" and condemned her.

Barr, 65, responded, "I'll throw you under the bus. Nice!"

She responded simply "Wow! Unreal" to Gilbert's statement from Tuesday calling Barr's tweet "abhorrent."

 PHOTO: Valerie Jarrett speaks in Washington, May 31, 2017. | Roseanne Barr speaks at a press conference at Beverly Hills, Calif., March 23, 2018. AFP | WireImage / Getty Images
Valerie Jarrett speaks in Washington, May 31, 2017. | Roseanne Barr speaks at a press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., March 23, 2018.

Barr tweeted or retweeted over 70 messages after her initial apology to "the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers" (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet. "She sent dozens more direct replies to Twitter users.

Many of the tweets defended Barr's comments, saying she was not racist and attempting to spot the perceived hypocrisy on Disney's part. Jarrett was black, first saying she believed she was Saudi then Jewish and Persian and finally that she believed Jarrett was white .

She blamed the initial Tweet about Jarrett on the sleep medication Ambien. The first of those tweets said, "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."

 PHOTO: The Roseanne cast is pictured in this undated photo. Robert Trachtenberg / ABC via Getty Images
The cast of the sitcom "Roseanne" are pictured in this undated photo.

Sanofi US, the biopharmaceutical company that makes Ambien, responded to Barr's tweet Wednesday morning, condemning her excuse that she was "ambien tweeting."

"Sanofi medication," the company says, "Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world." said in a tweet.

 PHOTO: Roseanne Barr is pictured in the episode Roseanne Gets the Chair on Roseanne. Adam Rose / ABC
Roseanne Barr is pictured in the episode "Roseanne Gets the Chair" on "Roseanne."

As for Barr, she finally signed off at 3 a.m., tweeting, "Thanks for all your kid comments, everyone! Love u all goodnight."

Paul Watson, editor-in-large.

ABC News is a division of the Walt Disney Co.


Source link