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05/30/2018 05:04 am ET Updated May 30, 2018

Roseanne Gets A Brutal Wakeup Call As Tweeters Mock Her Ambien Defense

"Does Ambien unlock latent racism?"

Users on Twitter mocked comedian Roseanne Barr after she appeared to blame a combination of the sleep medication Ambien and Memorial Day for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel her show

Barr wrote: 

She later added: 

Earlier Tuesday, Barr tweeted and then deleted: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” with the initials referring to Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama

ABC promptly canceled the reboot of “Roseanne,” the show’s reruns were pulled from Hulu and she was dropped by her talent agency.  

Barr’s post-cancelation tweets caused Ambien to trend on Twitter overnight, with many of the people who’ve taken the drug sharing their own experiences: 

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