Roseanne Barr took to Twitter today (I thought she quit Twitter…???) to explain that her online meltdown yesterday that resulted in her #1 sitcom on ABC being cancelled was really due to the sleep medication Ambien.
“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,” she wrote. “I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but… don’t defend it please. ty.”
The tweet, like many others on her account, has since been deleted.
CNN anchor John Berman wasn’t buying it:
I have only taken Ambien once…but I don’t remember one of the side-effects being racism.
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) May 30, 2018
And Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, trolled back:
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.
— Sanofi US (@SanofiUS) May 30, 2018