Roseanne Barr Rebuked by Drug Company after blaming Ambien for racist tweet


U.S. division of Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, says racism ‘not a known side effect’ of drug

Roseanne Barr participates in a panel discussion during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 8. ABC cancelled its hit reboot of Roseanne on Tuesday following Barr’s controversial tweet. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press)

American comedian Roseanne Barr says she’s tired of “being attacked and belittled,” and blames sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked outrage and the cancellation of her TV show.

Barr said in a series of tweets on Tuesday and early on Wednesday that what she did was “unforgiveable.” She had posted on Twitter that if the Islamist political movement “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj,” referring to Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to onetime President Barack Obama.

“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.”

Roseanne Barr


hey guys, don’t defend me, it’s sweet of you 2 try, but…losing my show is 0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet-that I regret even more.


Sanofi, based in France, is the maker of Ambien. The U.S. division of the company sent out a tweet Wednesday stating that “while all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”



  1. To the makers of Ambien:

    It was Roseanne’s choice to write that tweet, as ill-advised as it was to write it while under the influence of your product (and it could’ve been better worded, but its intent was still, at its core, to criticize Valerie Jarrett and her policies while part of the Obama regime).

    With your tweet, you’re the ones trying to imply “racism” here while your side (the Left) has said and done – and continue to say and do – far worse (including resorting to racism, which the Left gives itself a pass on while hypocritically accusing those they don’t agree with of “racism” and frequently seeing “racism” where it doesn’t exist but where they want it to).

  2. It’s all a scam. Just wait. Remember that comedian that held a detached Trump’s head? She’s made a huge comeback. Watch for Roseanne to surface somewhere., and without her hangers on that she co-stars with, as they’ve all denounced her. Besides, she can always sue the network for anti-semitism and / or discrimination against a person with disabilities. (She’s got mental problems by her own admission, and the network knew this when they hired her.)

  3. oh brother- Kathy Griffin has not made a huge comeback, as tickets are still available for her Vancouver ‘performance’ this weekend. Who cares about Roseanne, hope she buys a rocking chair and gets on with it. You are a carpenter with a very limp hammer!

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