Roseanne Bar Blames the Drug, Ambien for Her Racists Tweets

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Ambien does not cause racism.

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Roseanne Bar is in hot water this week, thanks to her racist tweets about Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett.

In a now, deleted tweet, Roseanne said:

"muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

VJ stands for Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama's senior advisor during his presidency. Roseanne went on to apologize for the racist tweet.

TV Show, 'Roseanne' Cancelled

Her cast mate, Sara Gilbert took to Twitter to condemn Roseanne's comments.

ABC, the parent company of 'Roseanne', cancelled the show hours later. The shows revival was met with great reviews and the premiere was greeted with 18.1 million viewers tuning in. They were given a second season before the first even ended.

Excuses, Excuses

Roseanne claimed she was on the sleeping drug, Ambien when she tweeted late at night.

The company who makes Ambien tweeted in response:

Ambien is a sleeping pill that helps with insomnia. "Clinical findings suggest that Ambien can give rise to bizarre behaviors, hallucinations, or agitation, especially when mixed with other sedatives like alcohol".

Side effects for Ambien vary from patient to patient.

USA Today reports:

"Nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and/or diarrhea [are side effects of the sleeping drug, Ambien]".

"Some of these changes may be characterized by decreased inhibition, similar to effects produced by alcohol," according to its FDA-approved labeling.

"Visual and auditory hallucinations have been reported as well as behavioral changes such as bizarre behavior, agitation and depersonalization." Confusion, disorientation and aggression are also listed side effects, the label states".

Apologies

After her show was cancelled and reruns were pulled from airing, Roseanne issued an apology:

The comedian has been in hot water before, but her behavior on Twitter has finally affected her career, and unfortunately, hundreds of hardworking people too.