Ambien maker to Roseanne: 'Racism is not a known side effect'

30 May, 2018, 19:13 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter rant

Jarrett noted that the brouhaha over Barr's tweet came on the same day that 175,000 Starbucks employees were undergoing implicit-bias training that stemmed from an incident in April in which two African-American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for occupying a table without making a purchase. 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'known side effect...'.

Among the jokes being shared was an "update" to the Ambien Wikipedia page to include new "side effects" to the sleep aid. Some people who use it or similar medications do things while asleep that they don't remember - such as driving, or preparing and eating food, wrote Dr. Eric Olsen of the Mayo Clinic.

Roseanne reruns will no longer air on Viacom's cable networks. I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive.

At one point she suggests that it was Wanda Sykes tweet that tipped the scales in ABC's decision to cancel "Roseanne".

Roseanne's former co-stars have started speaking out about the show's cancellation and Barr's controversial tweet.

"I am repulsed that Valerie Jarret had that racist and bigoted "joke" made at her expense and I am sickened that any Black or Muslim person has to keep hearing this sickness in 2018", she wrote. Roseanne was a very bigly hit for ABC and we needed it. But...hear me out.

During this all, Barr also retweeted a number of offensive posts in hopes of showing that it was her politics that ultimately led to her termination.

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Barr later tweeted that she has had odd experiences while taking the drug late at night. As of Wednesday morning, there were 98,400 tweets about the sedative.

In a reply to one of her fans, she said "I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian-ignorant of me for sure, but...i did".

Michael Fishman, who played the title character's son D.J. Conner, tweeted on Tuesday, May 29, that he was "devastated" that ABC had pulled the plug on the show.

Jarrett, 61, said Bob Iger, chief executive of ABC's parent company, Disney, called her before the announcement was made to apologize.

But much of its progress would have been threatened if it looked the other way at Barr's tweet.

"First of all, I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment", she said.

More than 18 million people on average have watched the reboot of "Roseanne" this season, according to Nielsen Co.



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