WH: No one is defending Roseanne, Trump owed an apology

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She later apologized for what she called a "joke". At present, all I see is hypocrisy and double standards from ABC. "I feel devastated, not for the end of the Roseanne show, but for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our jobs, and the audience welcomes us into their homes".

A since-deleted tweet blaming her outburst on a dose of the sleeping pill Ambien, prompted a swift retort from pharma giant Sanofi.

The current "Roseanne" was ABC's biggest hit of the 2017-2018 season, drawing an average 18.7 million viewers, second only to CBS's "The Big Bang Theory", according to Nielsen data through May 20.

"Roseanne" ended its historic run on ABC in 1997, and Barr segued largely into the world of reality television.

"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!", Barr said in a tweet late on Tuesday.

Discovering his tweets trashing Trey Gowdy and Jeff Sessions were being completely overshadowed on the morning news cycle by talk of Roseanne Barr's show cancellation and the Ambien she blamed, our president rose the the occasion.

"I would hope Roseanne's hateful tweets don't indelibly color the work that was done on the show because a lot of talented people worked really hard to make an emotionally honest show and we'd hate for that to be tarnished by all of this", executive producer David Caplan told The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, clapped back at Barr. Barr's explanation was deemed laughable.

While Ambien may not cause "racism", specifically, one of their side effects are "behavioral changes". I will handle my sadness the way I want to.

Fans of the show expressed surprise and sorrow at its sudden cancellation.

Many of her co-stars also condemned her comments about the former White House aide. The co-host explained that she wore a shirt at the Women's March that read, "And you thought I was a nasty woman before?"

Barr held onto her beloved Twitter presence and the community she has cultivated there. They included one post that juxtaposed an image of Jarrett with an image of a "Planet of the Apes" actor - a comparison that led to her firing.

Another retweet, still up as of 7 a.m. ET, quoted Herman Cain on Fox saying "I believe they were looking for a reason to cancel #Roseanne and here's why".

Other conservatives have defended Barr by either downplaying the racist nature of her remarks or claiming the revival of her sitcom, "Roseanne", was axed because of political correctness. "Firing her was the right thing to do".

-This report was updated at 3:43 p.m.

Barr surfaced again in a Lifetime series, "Roseanne's Nuts", which chronicled her move to Hawaii to live on and operate a nut farm.

President Trump is due to meet victims' families and survivors during a trip there on Thursday.

- What will Barr do next?

"Thank you for your support", she wrote.

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