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ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter rant

Barr later deleted this tweet, but in another pointed again to her use of Ambien as a reason for her misconduct. All told, she posted more than 100 times.

The narrator says, "Until you know how Ambien will affect you, you shouldn't drive in urban areas, operate heavy machinery, or visit a Starbucks". "I tweeted a lot to watch out because I could see it coming".

ABC chose to cancel "Rosanne" on Tuesday and then suspended its "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign the following day. Barr was his headache then; he recalled having to go to her home where she was holed up with Tom Arnold for a few weeks and refusing to work in 1994, and coax her out. "And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen". "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication", the company tweeted, echoing a sentiment that many on social media had shared after Barr claimed the sleep aid was behind her offensive words.

Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the original Roseanne and the now-cancelled ABC revival, says he's "devastated" by star Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter tirade and the series' subsequent cancellation.

While Barr has had her supporters throughout the backlash - after tweeting out a racist comment about a former aide to Barack Obama - the question Fox, or any network or streaming service has to ask is, "Would there be enough viewers left?"

That led to the response on Twitter by the drug maker Sanofi.

Her Twitter account had a manic feel throughout the morning. "Even though the show was a ratings success, forces within ABC didn't like the fact that her conservative defense of certain things was so popular". One of the posts she shared said, inexplicably, "they brought the show back so they could inevitably cancel the show when she said something they didn't like".

One message she re-tweeted on Wednesday falsely accused the Hungary-born Jewish billionaire of collaborating with the Nazis.

In this photo taken on January 8, 2018, actress Roseanne Barr attends the Disney ABC Television TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California.

Barr continued tweeting Wednesday, at one point saying the offending tweet was composed at 2 a.m. after she took the insomnia drug Ambien.

- Will there be any measurable backlash from her fans?

It's unclear if "Roseanne's" 10th season will be eligible for any Emmys.

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