A day after her show “Roseanne” was canceled by ABC, Roseanne Barr issued a statement.
“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,” she wrote.
She cited Ambien again in a later tweet when she said, “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.”
The actress and comedian posted a tweet that has since been deleted, comparing ex-Obama advisor Valerie Jarett to “Planet of the Apes.” Barr had tweeted: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
Roseanne also tweeted an apology hours after that, saying, “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
Hours later, Disney, which owns ABC, canned her No. 1-rated show.
“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!,” Barr wrote in a Tweet late on Tuesday. “I just want to apologize 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.”
According to Reuters, Hollywood talent agency ICM said in a statement that it wouldn’t represent Barr any longer, Reuters reported. Some networks said that they would remove reurns of her original “Roseanne” show, which ran from 1988 to 1997.
The current iteration “Roseanne” was ABC’s biggest hit of the 2017-2018 season, drawing an average 18.7 million viewers, second only to CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” according to Nielsen data through May 20, according to Reuters.
Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.
— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
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