Blacklisted actress Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter.com on Tuesday to beg her followers to stop boycotting ABC over the network's decision to cancel her show.

Disney cancelled The Roseanne Show hours after she went on a bizarre Twitter rant attacking liberals such as George Soros, Chelsea Clinton, and former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, whom she compared to an ape.

The 65-year-old actress blamed the sleeping drug Ambien and begged her followers not to defend her actions.

"Guys I did something unforgiveable [sic] 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..."

Later, she grew defiant, defending her tweets and retweeting many tweets that defended her behavior.

Roseanne claimed she didn't know Jarrett was "African American" when she compared the politico to one of the characters in 'Planet of the Apes'. (Jarrett is actually mixed race and identifies as Iranian.)

"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. 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."

Then Roseanne dropped a hint that her "Ambien tweeting" may have been an intentional act to get her show cancelled and throw hundreds of liberals out of work.

"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."

Nearly all of the people on the cast and crew of The Roseanne Show were anti-Trumpers who despised Roseanne for supporting the president. But they worked side-by-side with her because they needed the money.

After Disney president Bob Iger cancelled the show, openly lesbian actresses Wanda Sykes and original cast member Sara Gilbert denounced Roseanne publicly. Gilbert vowed she would never work with the superstar again.

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

  • 2gr8ful

    So now Ambien causes racism?? It is time for someone to step in (a friend or family member) and turn off her twitter account.

  • AmericanDream

    She needs to be sued by the cast and most especially by the crew for the loss of income that will come from the show’s cancellation. If she’s bold enough to hint that , she should be bold enough to spend whatever she has left in endless legal bills . We don’t live in a consequence-free world .

  • Nonya Bizness

    Ambien is the new hacking? My neighbor took Ambien,spread cereal through the apt, got in his car and drove into the metal gate surrounding the apt complex. Bye Roseanne. I didn't watch one episode because I wasn't feeling all of the Political Crap. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig. When she "sang" the National Anthem and spit, didn't she also grab her crotch when she spit? IDK why anyone brought her back to tv.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Wow Gilbert publicly denounced her?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I don't recall anyone looking for RB before the reboot of the show, but i can't imagine we will be seeing her face on america's tv screens in any near future.....that's unless her people are gearing up for an apology tour (GMA, CNN, 20/20, )

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Like clearly, Roseanne just lies on her back emotionless during thrusting, no energy or anything... nlah

  • T865!

    Sandrarose = Herman Cain... so sad that they want to be accepted by a group that only patronizes them when they down their own kind.. people like them are why slavery existed for 400 years??

  • Kanyade

    Dont blame it on the Ambien or the alcohol. What's in the heart comes out the mouth.

  • Vonn

    Side effects of Ambien are stupidity & racism? I guess she's been on Ambien most of her adult life. ??

  • Simone

    We have something called the First Amendment that protects our individual right to free speech, but on the business end, a company or network can disassociate with you if they don't want your actions attached to their brand. And her actions were not "consequence-free". She was fired and the show was subsequently cancelled. The end.

  • iWasteTime

    She didn't sabotage anything, purposely.
    She had that battery in her back after the ratings, 45 and being picked up for a second season. Thought she could say and do what she wants. She learned, quickly, that she can not.
    Now if she turned around and asked the blaring question of what she said that was so different from the leader of our country, she may not have been cut off completely,

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • iWasteTime

    Come through with the Desus & Mero gif!!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    it's perfect lol.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So I guess they'll need to update those commericals from now on:

    "...Side effects may include moronic behavior, ignorance and outbursts of racism. Ask your doctor if Ambien is right for you". ??

  • AmericanDream

    Her firing had led to loss of income of individuals , these are real lives and families on the line . The first amendment doesn’t protect you from facing the consequences of the words that come out of your mouth .

    It’s kind of unnerving how many people still struggle with what the first amendment means and it’s limits . Freedom of speech entails freedom of consequences from said speech .

  • Gloria

    I'm tired of hearing about this racist cow. She clearly just wants attention and the media is giving it to her.
    Can we get a story about this new Drake diss by Pusha T ?

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Exactly! And this isn't the 1st time her mouth got her in trouble. It's just NOW we live in an instant information world so it got out MUCH quicker causing a much bigger backlash

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Herman Cain is a joke. He claims that ABC was just looking for a reason to cancel the show because it appealed to conservatives. Coons like him just annoy me, trying to appeal to the white conservative base... when we know many of them wouldnt even spit on him if he was on fire. Sad.

  • FukkFolks2018

    As a life long chronic insomniac, I have said right here Ambien is the absolute devil. But sorry Rosie. Its not gonna make you do all of that. Will you have Friday the 13th type carnage filled ass dreams? Yes. Will you have hot sex bc of Ambien (Tiger Woods said that)? I mean if he says so. But a racist rant? Lady FOH okay?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Why are you LIKE THIS? Lawd.

  • therealashland

    She reminds me of the heterosexual version of Rosie O’Donnell, but Rosie is a lesbian so she can be openly hateful and get away with it

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m sorry this made my morning I’m giggling ??

  • FukkFolks2018

    I’m tired of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    To whom much is given, much will be required you silly ass bish. You have had chance after chance. And I am tired of you and others keep comparing yourself to "other comedians who have said worse". They didnt have a national stage like network TV...not once...but twice. Stop it.

  • JV

    The jokes are so obvious sometimes I wonder if SNL writers should even be paid anymore.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. They could sue. But then again, anybody can sue for whatever reason. But I dont think they have a legal leg to stand on. They'd just be wasting money on legal fees. Roseanne doesnt have any legal or financial obligation to the cast and crew.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    a question i ask myself on a daily basis .. lol.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    Another shining example of a mentally ill Trump supporter.

  • datjerk

    Eh

  • Logan Roberts

    This fat cow blaming it on Ambien, I bet you're woke now. Since Trump love you so much, I'm pretty sure he can give you a job in the white house. She riding for a man who wouldn't even deem her fuckable in real life.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I must admit, I liked the old Roseanne show back in the day...b4 they hit the lotta? Now that I look back in it I never saw a black person or any person of color on there. When you know better you do better (self reflection)

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    So, those two left the show with no word of defense for Roseanne. She must be a hot mess behind closed doors. She may be off her meds.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Can we please get a post and open discussion on Drake & Pusha rap beef?...(for the culture) pretty please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with links.

  • SpillyNillie

    Pusha claims Drake has a son and took pics in black face...it's getting messy chile...

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    SMH sad day for all those people. Now some outlets are asking what about the staff of writers, production, the cast, etc. Will they all be paid for season 2.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, but suing her gets you nothing cuz ultimately, she's the name on a product. Producers and a studio primarily own the show. This will go down as a huge eff up that effected the livelihood of hundreds of people. As a writer, it sucks for them because Staff Writer jobs are scarce now that most gigs are taken for the upcoming season on most shows, new/old.

    I'd be pissed. Imagine the jobs they turned down to work on this top rated show only to have it crash and burn quickly. It's not over 'til the fat lady tweets.

  • Jethro

    Things Roseanne had to do before finally getting cancelled:

    ? Accuse dems of child sex trafficking
    ? Accuse Chelsea Clinton of being part of a Jewish conspiracy
    ? Call George Soros a Nazi

    And the one that was 1 step too far for network execs:

    ? Call Valerie Jarrett a (insert racist remark that has been used hundreds of years)

    Things Colin Kapernick had to do to lose his job in the NFL:

    ? Kneel

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  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Im so DEAD at heterosexual version.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Drake out here hiding whole body kids, but I can't hide under the table money? Teach me.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile demons love to play victim and defend some bull shyt ... Blame it on antidepressants and all... Bytch we see ya. . It's why you're blocked.. . More to come folks. . It's mask off season. . .

  • mona q

    PLEASE...her followers will not affect ABC at all...boycott all y'all want.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This ... ??? got dammit this ... Folks hearts are just pumping blood and ain't shyt dark ways folks better pay close attention ... These same folks being exposed will never have nothing going forward ... Their hay days are gone

  • mona q

    She thought Trump would have her back...LMAO...

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It's the safe thing to do. See all are fine with your shenanigans and giggle with you as long as a check coming. Wanda and the actors didn't jump ship. All their asses got wind from their agents the show was cancelled, so they all hopped on twitter to take advantage of the opportunity. Like, oh I quit. No you didn't. ABC shut the entire production down and then you "quit."

    Never miss an opportunity. These folks in Hollywood know this. I promise you had ABC kept the show on, all of them and Wanda, would be defending Roseanne.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL. I was watching her re-runs this weekend and was hoping the lottery episode aired. It was so hilarious, but I'm not a hypocrite. They must remove all her episodes from syndication. I never watched the new show cuz they brought Dan back from the dead.

  • mona q

    THIS. The same Rosanne that Trump supports and doesn't think is disrespecting the flag or the country when she did that! SMDH...

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    What 1 damn minute...did he die?

  • MookieFly

    I understand Roseanne about the Ambien part. Valtrex always makes me crave pickles and gives me cottonmouf. But she can get the foh with the racist bs. I'm glad her show got cancelled but feel bad about everyone else who is out of a job

  • Ryan

    No fool worse than an old fool.

  • mona q

    TRUMP will tweet support in 5..4..3..2..

  • Readytochokemothernatureout
  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    There are whispers that Sara's public statement doesn't match the support she's showing Roseanne behind the scenes.

  • TMW

    I read that she tweeted or re-tweeted more than 100 times this morning. And one of the things she re-tweeted was a side by side picture of Jarrett and an ape. She’s not sorry.

  • TMW

    I take Ambien for a sleep disorder, and I know I say and do stuff that I forget I’ve said and done after I take my medicine. Like, I wake up the next morning and wonder what happened to all the cookies or the leftovers ??, and yes I’ve sent texts that I don’t remember sending, but they are never something I didn’t mean to say. Just like alcohol makes a drunk person speak a sober mind, Ambien does the same thing. Roseann is a racist, just like HER president.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    When it started there were two a wife who worked at the factory and her husband.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Right

  • hi-liter

    She thinks she's slick tryna get Dump involved talmbout she knows how @POTUS feels.......no, not the same cause you lost your job, POTUS hasn't and prolly won't.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She really f'd up the church's money with that one tweet.

  • hi-liter

    If that was true, I'm pretty sure Roseanne would have thrown her under the bus.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Right lol

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Im here for it people!! I am for it. Pusha's response, made Drake's Duppy Freestyle seem lazy. Meek was too easy for him, so he phoned it in

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I use to take Ambien. All the so called "rumors" are true!
    #AMBIENISAHELLOFADRUG

  • Quitedeliteful

    Roseanne said what she said and figured in Trump's America all she had to do was apologize and it would be back to business as usual. Now she's complaining about other comedians who have said worse. We are talking about you today Roseanne! She was a billy-bad-azz when she was tweeting so she needs to be a billy-bad-azz and take her lumps!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Really? What it do??

  • Lady_Elle

    Yep!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Typical racist say and do racist things then get mad and play VICTIM AFTER they have victimized someone this is flat out crazy

  • FukkFolks2018

    +1. it is horrible. That is the one I said on here I tossed out the damn window while riding down I-40 one morning. I was on it after my final sleep study I did back in 2010. Took it for a month. Issa no for me. I would rather be sleepless. And coming from someone who is now 41 and hasnt slept since she was 15 years old...that says alot.

  • MissHarlem

    Bye bitch ?? I waited decades for this get back. Plays James Brown big payback ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Horrible Nightmares, sleep walking, talking, doing activity you do not recall, put you out for 12-14 hours straight and for me slowed my heart rate down to the point my kids and my ex bf thought I was dead. Im talking holding a mirror under my nose to see if I was still breathing.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Murders have been committed while folks were on Ambien and folks dont remma. But I dont buy for a minute that is the issue here. Sure dont.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Poor baby. I was reckless. Abused the hell out of it for years. Finally, God told me i was going to die and I reluctantly flushed them down the toilet.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Good for you and thankful you are still here!

  • Quitedeliteful

    WOW!!! For all you restless sleepers out there try Valerian. The synthetic form of valerian is 'valium'. Read up on this root herb. I'm sure you can get it in teabag form but I would buy the root, pour boiling water over it (do not boil the root!!!), let it steep for a while and then drink it. I didn't need it for sleep issues but it did make me feel relaxed and peaceful. I suggested this herb to a coworker and she says it works for her...

  • FukkFolks2018

    I have tried it all. Will try this. It wont hurt. Currently back on Melatonin. But if I want to be sleep by 10, I have to take 3 of them at 7 pm. The sleep study folks basically told me years ago, they dont know what is wrong with me, and to stop wasting their time, my time, and my insurance companies money lol.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Although the Roseanne reboot was very well written. Trumps support of it and Roseanne's public support of him was bound to cause something controversial to happen.

    BTW, former child star Sara Gilbert(whose sister I despise and glad she is NO LONGER president of SAG) didn't need the money. She was already the sole creator/co-host and executive producer of the top rated talk show 'The Talk' and has a development deal with CBS. She also was already a cast member of the CBS sitcom 'Living Biblically'(which included cast member Tony Rock) but sadly was recently cancelled also.

  • Jethro
  • TMW

    Melatonin does absolutely nothing for me. I’ve been on zolpidem (generic equivalent of Ambien) for a sleep disorder since probably 2012. I have tried to gradually take myself off of it a couple times by “stepping” down to herbal supplements, but I don’t sleep at all. It is a controlled substance for a reason and I know that I’m going to ultimately pay a price, but sleep deprivation is no joke!!

    I have not experienced the sleep terrors or near paralysis that some people do, but I know I have done and said things that I totally forget until someone reminds me.

    I have also been making my own lavender mist using vodka, lavender oil and water that I spray over my beds and sheets before I go to bed. I do have a more restful sleep. But I still don’t sleep more than 6 hours.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I musta missed those episodes

  • AmericanDream

    Big difference , products can’t and don’t talk . However people behind the product can’t still be held legally liable .

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I liked Melissa on 'Little House on the Prairie'. Did you know Sara appeared on 'Little House' when she was a toddler?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77a6e550c860cdb3dd9c17d6f4dacb26cec850acd914f1f26227faa8275e3368.jpg

  • KcoolMuziq

    Yes I did! Sometimes I forget she’s her sister. Because Sara rarely mentions her. Which is fine with me.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im lucky to get 4-5 hours in.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Right, meaning you can't sue the product (Roseanne). You have to go after the networks, production companies, etc. In Hollywood though, these folks will likely just walk away cuz a lawsuit is the nail in your career coffin. We'll see though.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    YEP. If you can find or youtube the series finale, Dan died of a heart attack. When there were whispers of a reboot, I kept wondering how they'd do this when a major character died off the show. They brought him back like, oh, we were dreaming. Nah, that's soap opera goofy.

  • SweetTEE

    Everyone knows that a drunk man speaks a sober mans mind. You said exactly how you felt and the ambien just made you drop your guard. FOH.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow!!! This is crazy!! Chamomile is supposed to be another herb that works but I've never tried it. Ima do a little research...

  • minkyfinky

    I took ambien for a week and a half and left it alone because of bad side effectd. i know ehre you coming from. L-Theanin and melatonin is good for me. LTheanin is good for stress, it's very calming and you can take it during the day.

  • ???TheRider???

    ^^100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol Anna Marie is what I believe her name was I forgot the husband's name

  • the guest

    Roseanne has always been facetious.

    When I read about this, I said she got fired on purpose.

    How did Sara Gilbert and Wanda Sykes fall for a job offer working with Roseanne? She hates liberals. They can't place their security on someone who hates who they are.

    Roseanne is veteran Hollywood, she's knows all the rules and which rules to keep and which rules to break. She knew exactly how to manipulate her way out of the show. Her Tweet was too blatant to be accidental. Her apologies are all front and game. She got the show cancelled because she has other agendas.

    When that show premiered to high numbers among Trump supporters she saw a new possibilities and opportunities.

    She got out of her contract so she can make millions on a comedy tour selling out venues to Trump supporters.

  • the guest

    I think the show will be back with a new name and star. I think behind closed doors they're trying to figure something out where Roseanne can't sue them for her intellectual property.

  • the guest

    Not just lose his job, get blacklisted from getting another job.

    While Roseanne will be working again.

  • the guest

    I think there was one black couple, married couple, on a few episodes. I think the husband worked with Dan at a factory before he got his own shop. It's vague but there were a coupe token blacks.

  • the guest

    So I did remember right. It was at the factory. Also they were like only black people at the card games at their house.

  • the guest

    Not making excuses for her. BUT Ambien does make some people lose their total minds. Remember years ago one of the Kennedy's was on Ambien and he sleepwalked and drove his car reverse on the highway or something. Never heard of mis-speaking though. But it does cause deep sleepwalking.

  • the guest

    Ambien is on record known to cause sleepwalking and temporary loss of memory.

  • the guest

    Exactly. Ambien is no joke.

  • the guest

    Remember when they cancelled that Duck Dynasty show and the red necks boycotted and protested and go that show back on the air. And they refused to apologize.

  • the guest

    Laura and Willie. Who's the baby?

  • the guest

    Some privileged biracials do do some racist things before they get conscious. Drake was raised by his white mother and his black father abandoned them. So he probably had some issues with black people when he was younger. People like to forget Drake is not black.

  • TMW

    I know. Not disputing it. If I ever walked in my sleep, I don’t remember LOL!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You better believe it!! They can try re-casting the Roseanne character. I guarantee you the entire cast will be down for it. IDK who they could get. What about that chick from Mike and Molly?

  • the guest

    Wow. Hollywood is ruthless.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes lol I remember because I lived for her Halloween shows back then.

  • blissful1973

    Valerie's parents and grandparents are black. Her father was a geneticist working in Iran where she was born. Her grandfather was the first black to enroll at MIT.

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    Wendy talked about it today on her show. Had pics and all. Try to You Tube it.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I specifically want to read comments from The Roses and Thorns regarding it

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Too late.

  • YellowSauce

    I think we should be able to speak our minds, however ...there ARE somethings that people really need to keep to themselves .... They brought the show back because the shows re runs were getting primetime numbers still and then the reboot was getting more views that the original numbers which were already insane ... I knew when they said in the show they would rep trump that it was going to backfire because that always seems to be a slippery slope ... and she wound up being racist for real which I knew wasn't a joke for a story line anyways ... she exposed herself .. so yeah .... if Rosanne wasn't an actor SHE would have been that lady calling the po po on that black cookout ...and yes that IS a thing calling the cops on the "big black guy " ... its a thing ... I first heard it from a hispanic crackhead that said she was robbed by a big black man ...it obviously has grown legs .. and if anybody is offended by what I said I have nothing to do with that .... bye now

  • Sowell62

    Oh Lord, the world ain’t all about you Roseanne. Own up to you idiot behavior especially since this is not your first racial shot at someone. Dumb and stupid and a good friend of Trump.... Need I say more.

  • mona q

    yeah but the head of that network wasn't a black woman...I promise you it won't happen! Nope. Not this time. ?