Roseanne Barr: "I'm Not a Racist, Just an Idiot"

Drugmaker to Roseanne Barr: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’ of Ambien

'Roseanne' controversy rages on: Donald Trump tweets, Ambien rejects star's blame claim

"Did you ever wonder why, in 2011, NBC didn't fire Donald Trump when he launched his racist birther movement, declaring the president a Kenyan and a Muslim?" he wrote.

The network made the decision to pull the plug on Roseanne on Tuesday after Barr tweeted a racist "joke" about former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Jarrett said Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger called her before ABC announced the show's cancellation. Trump has posted a tweet that didn't address the content of Barr's tweet directly, but referred to grievances Trump evidently feels about statements made and said about him on ABC.

Barr herself is a Trump supporter, and in the season opener of the "Roseanne" revival, viewers heard that Roseanne Conner had voted for Trump in the presidential election. ABC canceled the reboot Tuesday after its star Barr made a racially charged crack on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser in the Obama White House. "I am exhausted of being smeared-over a stupid mistake erasing 30 yrs of activism".

"People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world".

The company's maker Sanofi issued a short rebuttal: "Racism is not a known side effect".

The company's response followed Barr's odd explanation of the early Tuesday Twitter rant that got her show cancelled as a bad Ambien-fueled mistake. Maybe I just didn't get the call?'

Barr also asked her followers, which as of early Thursday morning stood at more than 820,000, to help her widen her backing with hopes of making more of an impact.

Trump on Wednesday night tweeted that Iger never apologized to him for "the terrible statements made and said about me on ABC". Disney owns both the ABC television group and ABC News.

Jarrett has since stressed that Barr's remarks should be seen as "a teaching moment". "I apologize from the bottom of my heart and hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me".

"It's not that I disrespect you guys, I just, I would rather say nothing than to cause more trouble", Goodman said, adding he doesn't dabble in the social media platform.

Following the initial fallout of her racist tweet, Roseanne co-stars Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene and heralded the new iteration of the show to the air, and Michael Fishman, who played DJ, denounced Barr's actions.

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