The White House says President Donald Trump isn't defending Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about a former Obama adviser. Barr said it was the result of "ambien tweeting", a reference to the common sleep aid medication.
However, Roseanne conceded that there was no defence for her inflammatory tweet and has offered an apology to Jarrett. Trump doesn't get an apology because he's the leader of a democracy and that means he needs to be held to account by his citizens. This is incredibly sad and hard for all of us, as we have created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love - one that's separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member, ' Gilbert also stated. "I'm not a censor and they have the right to do what they wish". "And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend". Goodman also admitted to not knowing much about ABC's rumored plans to rework the series into a spinoff focusing on his character. Shortly thereafter, her agency, ICM Partners, dropped Barr as a client, and Viacom networks pulled reruns of her show off the air.
Barr took to Twitter to apologize for the smear saying, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans". While everyone from Tom Arnold to President Trump has sounded off with their opinion on the cancellation and Barr's comment, some of the people involved with the show are choosing to stay quiet.
Despite defenses from TV show hosts that equate "being a racist" with "having mental health issues" in a way that's quite offensive to people with mental health issues who nevertheless don't tweet racist things.
Sean Penn admitted during a shambolic appearance on Stephen Colbert's talk show in March he was "a little bit" on the "Ambien train", and the drug also reportedly caused problems for Elon Musk and Tiger Woods.
Barr had sparked outrage on Tuesday by suggesting that Jarrett, who was born in Iran and is African American, was the product of the "muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes" having "a baby".