In a now-deleted tweet, the actress tried to blame Ambien for the racist tweet that led to her sitcom’s cancellation. Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, is having none of it. They took to Twitter to respond to Barr’s claim that she was “Ambien tweeting” and can’t be held responsible for her racism. The tweet points out that while pharmaceutical drugs do have side effects, “racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
Oh, they should shut the ef up. I know somebody who found himself wandering the streets half-naked and clutching a cleaver on Ambien. I also know somebody who came to while going high-speed on a highway with zero recollection of getting into the car. That was also on Ambien. And I have more stories like these.
Yes, Roseanne is a racist creep. But the makers of Ambien have nothing to feel self-righteous about. All she did was send a nasty tweet. What they do hurts and endangers people. It’s disgusting that really evil companies try to use such situations to make themselves look better.