In a pair of since-deleted tweets early Wednesday morning, Barr blamed the sleep aid for causing her to make a racist joke about former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, whom Barr referred to as a combination of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend. On Wednesday, Barr tweeted: "I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me-Laurie and John".
The White House on Tuesday suggested that Trump would refrain from commenting on the cancellation of Roseanne's show, as he was purportedly busy preparing for the North Korea summit that may happen next month.
She also retweeted several messages complaining that ABC's decision was political and wondering why they hadn't axed performers who had said very bad things about Donald Trump. "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show", Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment said in a statement on Tuesday.
He said he doesn't know anything about Barr's tweets, including one that featured a racial slur against Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama.
Trump, who reveled in the success of "Roseanne" after Barr's character in the show came out as a supporter of his presidency, made no mention of the firing in a campaign-style rally in Tennessee on Tuesday evening.More news: USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm
She has since apologized for the remark, which put approximately 200 cast and crew members out of work.
In a series of tweets, Barr first seemed as if she was apologizing for her actions, but later switched to defending herself.
Not enough, however, has been said about the many men and women who poured their hearts and lives into the show and were just getting started on next season.
She also sent a message directly to Jarret, offering her apology. "She's not going to go on TV and say these things, but you put that phone in her hand, and she is a loose cannon".
"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" Hulu said episodes of the new show would no longer be available on its streaming service.