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Drugmaker to Roseanne Barr: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’ of Ambien

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Roseanne Barr blamed sleeping pills for the racist tweet that got her ABC show canned. But after the drugmaker fired back with a snarky reply Wednesday, the comic may soon be looking to treat a burn.

A day after the network pulled the plug on the hit “Roseanne” reboot in response to her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a longtime adviser and close friend of former President Barack Obama, the comedian tweeted Wednesday that her initial remark was “unforgivable” and “egregious.” Barr said it was the result of “ambien tweeting,” a reference to the common sleep-aid medication.

Sanofi, the company that makes Ambien, rebutted the assertion Wednesday on Twitter.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the drugmaker’s social media account tweeted. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Barr had sparked outrage on Tuesday by suggested that Jarrett, who was born in Iran and is African-American, was the product of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes” having “a baby.”

The remarks prompted immediate calls for boycotts of the show. On Tuesday afternoon, ABC announced the cancellation of the program.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment’s president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement.

Barr faced repeated backlash in recent months for stoking conspiracy theories online. But her show drew praise from President Donald Trump, who attributed its popularity in part to his supporters. Both Barr and her TV character, Roseanne Conner, voiced support for Trump.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/30/roseanne-barr-ambien-racism-611648

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Drugmaker to Roseanne Barr: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’ of Ambien

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Roseanne Barr blamed sleeping pills for the racist tweet that got her ABC show canned. But after the drugmaker fired back with a snarky reply Wednesday, the comic may soon be looking to treat a burn.

A day after the network pulled the plug on the hit “Roseanne” reboot in response to her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a longtime adviser and close friend of former President Barack Obama, the comedian tweeted Wednesday that her initial remark was “unforgivable” and “egregious.” Barr said it was the result of “ambien tweeting,” a reference to the common sleep-aid medication.

Sanofi, the company that makes Ambien, rebutted the assertion Wednesday on Twitter.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the drugmaker’s social media account tweeted. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Barr had sparked outrage on Tuesday by suggested that Jarrett, who was born in Iran and is African-American, was the product of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes” having “a baby.”

The remarks prompted immediate calls for boycotts of the show. On Tuesday afternoon, ABC announced the cancellation of the program.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment’s president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement.

Barr faced repeated backlash in recent months for stoking conspiracy theories online. But her show drew praise from President Donald Trump, who attributed its popularity in part to his supporters. Both Barr and her TV character, Roseanne Conner, voiced support for Trump.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/30/roseanne-barr-ambien-racism-611648

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Hulu Scrambles to Pull All Reruns of Roseanne After Star’s Racist Tweet

kzo92futbgszzgasewwt.pngThe torturous situation caused by TV star and far-right conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr, whose 90s-era show Roseanne was revived for 2018 in some kind of horribly misguided effort to appeal to Donald Trump supporters, culminated in a predictable implosion this week. Barr—who has been tweeting for months about the

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Snoop Dogg surprises guests at multiple blockchain parties

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The Dogg is in the house, and you better believe he’s hodling

With NYC’s Blockchain Week in high gear, the rapper best known (these days, anyway) for smoking weed and kicking it with Martha Stewart took a little detour into the heart of cryptocounty. And boy did he get around. 

A performance at a Ripple party was or particular note, with Bloomberg reporting that blood orange margaritas and champagne flowed freely.

The one and only @SnoopDogg performing live at #XRPCommunity Night! pic.twitter.com/lWHhU6s1V6

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Abortion: Over 1000 doctors call for Yes vote in referendum

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Ohio Attorney General certifies marijuana legalization petition