Jimmy Kimmel became the latest big name to weigh in on the scandal that ended TV show Roseanne as he opened his show on Tuesday night.
Barr tweeted on Tuesday night that fans should not defend her remark that former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes". Barr later wrote that "i blamed myself. not ambien".
In the approximately 24 hours since Barr apologized for her Jarrett tweet and said she was "now leaving Twitter", she has tweeted, replied, or retweeted more than 100 times.
She went on. "i honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian - ignorant of me for sure, but. i did". But when she invoked the sleep aid, her critics pounced.
The company that makes Ambien wants everyone to know that racism is not a "known side effect" of the medication.
The maker of Ambien, Sanofi-Aventis, took issue with that rationale.
Barr, 65, then apologized "for making a bad joke" about Jarrett, who is black and was born in Iran to American parents. In one tweet she calls her own words indefensible and blames Ambien for the initial tweet. She reposted a tweet by Sara Gilbert, the actress who played her daughter, Darlene, on the show and served as executive producer.
"It was memorial day too", she added.
"The tone does start at the top, and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country", she said during an MSNBC town hall. "Maybe I just didn't get the call?" She criticized Democratic financier George Soros and tweeted that Chelsea Clinton was "Chelsea Soros Clinton", implying she was married to a nephew of Soros. Clinton herself corrected Barr online. "I'm just not married to one".
A close friend of both the former president and his wife, she arrived in Washington with no national experience but went on to be Mr Obama's longest serving adviser, proved to be a driving force in some of his most significant domestic policy decisions, and was described as "the single most influential person in the Obama White House".
In addition to the cancellation of her rebooted show, reruns of the original program, which ran for much of the 1990s, were pulled by Viacom.
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