WNYC New York Public Radio / Flickr Roseanne Barr...
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After facing the consequences of her racist Twitter rant, Roseanne Barr ever-so-briefly found a defense for her actions: Ambien. From CNN:

She tweeted, “guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. 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 — it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please.”

She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, “Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien — cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc.”

Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication. Nevertheless, Ambien became the #1 trending topic on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Barr’s explanation was deemed laughable.

She deleted the Ambien references after being widely mocked online. Sanofi US, the pharmaceutical company which manufactures the sleeping medication, hit back HARD.

Others joined the fray:


Meanwhile, Roseanne is going back on her promise to leave Twitter, ping-ponging between being really, really, really sorry and claiming she didn’t even know Valerie Jarrett is black.


She’s also been retweeting a number of her supporters who are busy attacking Channing Dungey, the head of ABC Entertainment and other wild conspiracies that are not even worth mentioning here.

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