After racist rant on Twitter, many are concerned about comedian and actress Roseanne Barr's mental state. The actress came under fire after she compared former President Barack Obama's adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to an ape.
Roseanne's Out Of Control Spiral
Though the comedian has been known to push the limit when it comes to jokes she's made in the past, Barr has crossed the lines this time. The actress tweeted that Jarrett was the creation of a Muslim Brotherhood and planet of the apes.
Following the outlandish comment, Barr's successful sitcom, Roseanne, which was also recently rebooted, was canceled by ABC Network. Barr removed the tweet and posted an apology on her social media account where she blamed the drug Ambien for her careless comment. The actress admitted in the past that she was bipolar and has had several mental breakdowns; however, others are now convinced that she could be suffering from other mental issues.
Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel shared on his social media page that the actress is "not well" and attacking her is not the solution to the problem. Actor Tom Arnold stated that the revival of her show may have done more harm than good. Arnold stated during an interview with Anderson Cooper that he "had a feeling this was going to happen" after reading her tweets that touched on various conspiracy theories.
Since the cancellation of her show, Barr has continued to use her Twitter to post "defiant" tweets and suggest that her show was canceled because of a group that is known as FBR (follow back resistance).
"They muster up their folk to make thousands of calls to take ppl off the airwaves," Barr tweeted.
What Is Ambien?
Ambien is a sleep medication that is used to treat insomnia, a disorder that means a person has troubling sleeping or staying asleep. Ambien is classified as a sedative-hypnotic drug.
Side effects of Ambien include vomiting, crying, nervousness, and panic attacks. Ambien should be taken right before a person goes to bed.
Barr's tweet that mentioned Ambien was the cause of her racist comment, received backlash from the manufacturers of the company. In response to the remark, the company shared on its social media that the drug was "not responsible" for Barr's remark.
Barr later posted another message stating that she was not "blaming" the drug.