Roseanne Barr has apologized for the tweet that got the Roseanne revival canceled, and cited “Ambien” and “Memorial Day” as excuses. The actress’s repentant messages followed ABC’s decision to cancel the Roseanne revival, which was renewed for a second season in late March.
“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet. I will be on Joe Rogan’s podcast friday,” she wrote in her first tweet, which was posted at 8 p.m. PST.
“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,” she followed up.
“guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me,” she continued. “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. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty”
“viacom pulled all the old Roseanne shows too,” she added.
“Please don’t start all of that boycott abc stuff-I’m not a censor and they have the right to do what they wish. It’ all ok. thanks tho guys!” the actress wrote.
“I’m sorry 4 my tweet, AND I will also defend myself as well as talk to my followers. so, go away if u don’t like it,” she wrote. “I will handle my sadness the way I want to. I’m tired of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse.”
Early Tuesday morning (while under the influence of Ambien and a very stressful holiday?), Barr wrote that former Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was the product of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.”
She apologized for the tweet on Tuesday morning, but the damage had already been done.
Early Tuesday afternoon, ABC president Channing Dungey released a statement condemning the actress’s words and announcing the show’s cancellation.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values,” the statement read.
Hulu, Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT will also remove Roseanne reruns following ABC’s decision, according to EW.
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