Roseanne Barr blames her racist tweet on sleeping pills

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Many observers have been wondering when President Donald Trump, an active Twitter user who had previously called Barr to congratulate her on the big ratings earned by the "Roseanne" revival, might chime in on the controversy surrounding Barr's tweet and ABC's swift decision to cancel the show.

A reluctant John Goodman took a cautious route with a cameraman who asked him Wednesday about Roseanne Barr's racist tweets and the cancellation of ABC's Roseanne, in which he plays Dan Conner.

"I apologise to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans", Barr wrote following the outcry, defending her remarks as a "joke". At one point she she wrote: "I mistakenly thought she was white". That being said, some even blamed none other than the former First Lady Michelle Obama for her sitcom being cut by the network.

Jarrett revealed that Bob Iger, the head of ABC parent company Disney, telephoned her personally to tell her the network was cancelling the show.

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As for Barr's affinity for Donald Trump, Arnold admited he doesn't understand it.

The comic was initially contrite after ABC dropped the show, saying: 'I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet'. "We talk around this all the time, but after Charlottesville", Schmidt continued, "When you go down to Alabama and you do the National Football League thing, which I said at the time is pretty, proverbially, pretty close to shouting the "N" word in front of an all-white crowd in Alabama, he's a stone cold racist".

As for the cast and crew, there are rumors that ABC is contemplating creating a Roseanne-adjacent series with the cast and crew that were let go over Barr's racist comments. "And he said to me, oh my gosh, you married up in the world". Confusingly, she has also continued to retweet messages that appear to contradict her apology. She was still replying to fans' tweets as of Wednesday morning.

Hours after ABC axed her show for her offensive tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett - and quickly breaking a promise to stay off Twitter - the comedian was back on the social media platform.

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