Barr tweeted multiple apologies to Jarrett for posting a tweet saying Jarrett was the product of a combination of "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood. She quickly deleted the tweet but it drew widespread condemnation and the cancellation of her self-titled series reboot after one season.
"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?"
During her press briefing this afternoon, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders said Trump was only calling out "media bias."
"Nobody is defending what she [Barr] said," Sanders said.
Barr, 65, responded, "i created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!"
She responded simply "Wow! unreal" to Gilbert's statement from Tuesday calling Barr's tweet "abhorrent."
Barr tweeted or retweeted over 70 messages after her initial apology to "the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.” She sent dozens more direct replies to Twitter users.
Many of the tweets defended Barr's comments, saying she was not racist and attempting to point out the perceived hypocrisy on Disney’s part. Barr also claimed she did not know Jarrett was black, first saying she believed she was Saudi, then Jewish and Persian and finally that she believed Jarrett was white.
Sanofi U.S., the biopharmaceutical company that makes Ambien, responded to Barr's tweet Wednesday morning, condemning her excuse that she was "ambien tweeting."
"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," the company said in a tweet.
As for Barr, she finally signed off at 3 a.m., tweeting, "thanks for all your kind comments, everyone! Love u all goodnight."
She then sent two more retweets, including a defense from InfoWars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson.