2018-05-30 14:48:43 UTC
Look, its not that hard. Roseanne Barr lost her show, the eponymous Roseanne,
because of a racist tweet. But as she revealed in another, now-deleted tweet
late Tuesday night, Barr only made that horribly racist joke about former Obama
advisor Valerie Jarrett in the first place because she was out of her mind on
guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me, Barr explained on
Twitter. 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 hadnt.
Yeah, it was a huge mistake to take that Ambien one time two nights ago, which
made her racist for the past several years. Were assuming the Ambien she took
two nights ago also compelled her, five years ago, to make the same racist joke
about former national security advisor Susan Rice. And, presumably, the Ambien
Roseanne Barr took two nights ago was also responsible for her Islamophobic
comments in 2016 about Huma Abedin, whom she called a jew hater and a filthy
nazi whore. A known side effect of Ambien is memory loss. A thus-far unstudied
side effect of Ambien is being extremely racist.
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
6:57 AM - May 30, 2018
Jarrett has taken the high road and called Barrs racism a teaching moment.
Indeed, it is be a teaching moment for us, about Roseanne: her Ambien-induced
racism is, apparently, retroactive.