Maker of Ambien Slams Roseanne for Blaming Drug for Her Racist Tweet

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May 30, 2018May 30, 2018

One of the most recognizable faces on television has just found herself in some hot water. After one of her tweets went viral, Roseanne Barr was swiftly met with condemnation by the internet.

Roseanne had tweeted about one of Barack Obama's former senior advisers. Her words have been called racists and have started an outcry on social media by people lashing out at the actress.

Barr's tweet about Jarrett, which has since been deleted, said, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

Now, Barr is offering an explanation for her words. While she has publicly apologized for the tweet, she believes there is a reason why she wrote what she did: medication.

"It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting," Barr said in a late-night tweet, adding that her comment was "egregious" and "indefensible."

However, the makers of the famous sleep aid product weren't about to be blamed for the awful tweet. They fired back at Roseanne in an epic way that has since gone viral.

"People of all races, religions, and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world," the company said in a statement. "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

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