Users on Twitter mocked comedian Roseanne Barr after she appeared to blame a combination of the sleep medication Ambien and Memorial Day, the U.S. holiday honouring military personnel killed in the line of duty, for the racist tweet that prompted network ABC to cancel her show.
She later added:
ABC promptly cancelled the reboot of "Roseanne", the show's reruns were pulled from Hulu, and she was dropped by her talent agency.
Barr's post-cancellation tweets caused Ambien to trend on Twitter overnight, with many people who've taken the drug sharing their own experiences:
Perhaps the best of the bunch, though, was a tweet from the company that makes Ambien:
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