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Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Racist Tweet

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

Comedian Roseanne Barr blamed her racist Tuesday tweet on the prescription sleeping aide Ambien after her show was canceled and she was fired by her agents.

Barr said what she did was “unforgivable” but explained it was “2 in the morning” and said she was “ambien tweeting.” Barr also she did not want people defending her, but said she has done “weird things ” while on the drug.

“Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me. 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,” Barr said on Twitter. “I think Joe Rogan is right about Ambien,” she continued, referencing the comedian who described Ambien as “scary stuff.”

“Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on Ambien: cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc.”

This comes after Roseanne called former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett a combination of “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood, and accusing Chelsea Clinton and George Soros of working together. (RELATED: Roseanne Barr Dropped By Agency After Total Career Meltdown)

Barr has since apologized for her comments and removed her offensive tweets. Her show was canceled by ABC Entertainment just hours later, calling her tweets “abhorrent” and “repugnant.”

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