If you thought that Roseanne Barr was going to remain silent after being fired, then you don’t know Roseanne. A day after being unceremoniously given the boot from her hit ABC show, the 65-year-old comedian came out firing with both barrels, taking on her enemies with expert precision.
Barr took responsibility for her tweet to Valerie Jarrett, who served as an aide to former President Barack Obama, that likened her to a mix between the Muslim Brotherhood and someone from the movie “Planet of the Apes.” But she did blame her use of the sleep aid Ambien for her tweet.
“Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me,” she wrote in a since deleted tweet on Wednesday. “It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting — it was memorial day too — i went 2 far & do not want it defended — it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please.”
“I think Joe Rogan is right about Ambien,” she said. “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.” Barr is set to appear on Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience” on Friday.