Roseanne Barr blames the sleeping pill Ambien for her racist tweet

Following ABC's annoucement that

Following ABC's annoucement that"Roseanne would be canceled producer and writer Bryan Fuller pitched a revival of his old show"Pushing Daisies to fill the time slot

Roseanne Barr, seen here during an event last month, has offered several explanations for her tweet attacking Valerie Jarrett - including saying that she was influenced by the sleep aid Ambien.

"He apologized. He said he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling his show and so I appreciate that they did that so swiftly".

Gilbert called Barr's comments "abhorrent" and said she was "disappointed in her actions to say the least".

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to suggest that the racist tweet she sent about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, which prompted ABC to cancel her sitcom, was the result of taking the prescription sleeping medicine Ambien.

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Barr tweeted that what she did was unforgiveable and urged supporters not to defend her. It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed f***ed up'.

In another seemingly deleted tweet, Barr asked her fans not to boycott ABC, writing, "I'm not a censor and they have the right to do what they wish".

Jarrett, 61, said on Tuesday that Disney chief executive Bob Iger called her before ABC announced the show's cancellation. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" Wednesday morning Barr seemed to defend Gilbert, saying she was "distancing herself" from Barr because "she has to", adding that she forgives Gilbert.

During this all, Barr also retweeted a number of offensive posts in hopes of showing that it was her politics that ultimately led to her termination.

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"Roseanne" was an instant hit when it returned this spring after a two-decade hiatus. "He said he had zero tolerance. and I appreciate that", she said.

"I wrote on the original "Roseanne" where we used to denounce nativism, racism & homophobia".

When a fan later tweeted at Barr, "We are defending your free speech and ours", Barr responded, "Thank u, but, it's over".

More than 18 million people on average have watched the reboot of "Roseanne" this season, according to Nielsen Co.

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