In other tweets, Barr urged fans to not defend her actions, and that losing her show is “0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet”. The post said she went too far, it was “egregious indefensible” and asked people “don’t defend it please”. “Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien-cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc”.
“I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter”, Barr wrote Tuesday morning, though she quickly returned.
The host of “Mediabuzz” said ABC took a “huge gamble” that Barr could temper her political statements and it “failed spectacularly”.
Barr announced shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, “I apologize”.
In her initial response to that tweet, Barr said, “Wow! unreal”. “Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste”. Both Barr and her TV character, Roseanne Conner, voiced support for Trump. “We don’t have much on this network”, Kimmel said. “I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue”, he wrote. Then she posted retweets from followers who blamed the liberal entertainment industry.
As the ensuing scandal unfolded, prompting USA network ABC to cancel Barr’s hugely successful show Roseanne, Ms Jarrett appeared at a panel about everyday racism on network MSNBC, saying it should be turned into a “teaching moment”.
Shortly afterwards, Barr began to cite the prescription drug Ambien as a catalyst for her outburst.
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One message she re-tweeted on Wednesday falsely accused the Hungary-born Jewish billionaire of collaborating with the Nazis.
Barr faced repeated backlash in recent months for stoking conspiracy theories online. However, HollywoodLife also learned EXCLUSIVELY that Roseanne has been working with her team and “talking to executives at other networks with the impossible task of trying to find a way to save the hit show”.