Despite assuring people that she was leaving Twitter, Roseanne Barr is still at it.
Just in case you were offline yesterday, here’s a recap: After Roseanne tweeted a series of bizarre and racist statements, ABC Networks cancelled the revival of her eponymous sitcom.
In the aftermath of the cancellation, Roseanne took to Twitter (again) to explain that her actions were the result of "Ambien tweeting". That tweet has since been deleted, but the post was saved and can be viewed in this Vox article.
There's no shortage of weird, unsettling stories about Ambien experiences (here’s a roundup), but causing racism? Medical professionals say...no:
Can Ambien influence behaviour? Yes.— David Juurlink (@DavidJuurlink) May 30, 2018
Make you do something you later regret? Absolutely.
Even leave you amnestic for it? Sure.
Can Ambien make you express bigoted, xenophobic or racist views? Yes, but only if you hold them to begin with.
But the sickest burn of all came from Ambien’s maker, Sanofi:
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.— Sanofi US (@SanofiUS) May 30, 2018
Oof. Anyway, 'Roseanne' is still cancelled. And if you need something to help you sleep - we've got an idea.
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