Roseanne Blames Ambien For Her Awful Tweet, Ambien Fires Back

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My new favorite celebrity feud of all time has to be the unending, ceaseless conflict between Roseanne Barr and Ambien. Sorry, Pusha T and Drake, that track may have been the equivalent of the specter of death in an Ingmar Bergman film gazing into your soul, but a big racist sitcom star is fighting with a pill company, and I think that’s really funny.

The Roseanne/Ambien feud began when Roseanne finally had a response to the tweet that got her show canceled, blaming Ambien for her comparing Valerie Jarrett to the movie Planet of the Apes. Roseanne’s response said, in a now deleted tweet [all typos sic]:

“Guys I did something unforgiveable 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-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty.”

Although Roseanne blames Ambien for her tweet and calls it indefensible, it seems like she’s only saying that because the tweet ended up getting her in trouble… considering she seems to stand behind all the tweets she’s posted before, and all the retweets and tweets she’s posted since, that are either racist, pushing conspiracy theories or painting her as some kind of martyr rather than a bigoted woman who compared a black woman to an ape and got punished accordingly.

Ambien, understandably, did not want to be taken into that narrative. The sleeping drug giant tweeted out:

Well, pharmaceutical companies are kind of weird, and Roseanne is racist, but it’s fun to see a feud this dumb.

Here is what the good people of the Internet had to say about Roseanne’s terrible drug related excuse and the entire Roseanne matter including… a certain big, awful president.



That Trump Tweet is weird. “Where’s my apology?” is a weird thing to say amongst all the horror going on. But, what do you think of all this? Is Ambien an acceptable excuse for being a huge dummy? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.

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