The maker of the prescription drug Ambien is responding to Roseanne Barr's suggestion that the drug caused her the racist Twitter rant that got her show cancelled.
Sanofi ], the maker of the sleep medication, took to Twitter to offer a little “medicine” of their own for her to swallow. “People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the offered. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” Good line.
Barr's "Roseanne" reboot was cancelled by ABC Tuesday after she compared a former Obama adviser to an ape. Her initial tweet about Ambien has now been deleted.
The media was waiting for a sensational reaction from Goodman over the tweet controversy, but it isn’t going to happen. The ever calm actor says he does not want to talk about the cancellation of "Roseanne" because he doesn't want to "cause more trouble."
He told "ET News" he isn't bothered by the show going off air because he didn't score an Emmy for the first nine seasons, and knows he wouldn't get one now.
Both Jerry Seinfeld and Mel Brooks have recently complained that comedy has become too P-C...but I'm sure even those two agree ROSEANNE was WAY over the top on this one.