On Tuesday, a bewildered nation watched as comedian-turned-conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr faced actual consequences for her racist tweets, and her show was promptly canceled.
Hours after she vowed to quit Twitter, Roseanne resurfaced on the internet to insist that she had only made the racist "joke" about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett because she was all loopy on Ambien.
"guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me," Barr told Twitter. "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."
Oh honey. You can't blame years of insanity on one pill.
"Ambien" quickly started trending as everybody roasted the extremely lame excuse.
This situation is so insane that it got people momentarily applauding big pharma, as the makers of Ambien put out a statement that no, their product did not turn Roseanne into a racist.
These are insane times. Can anyone recommend a good sedative? Preferably one that doesn't make you racist.