Roseanne Barr said she was "leaving Twitter" Tuesday—but that only lasted a few hours.
Yesterday morning, Barr tweeted she wanted to apologize for comparing former presidential aide Valerie Jarrett, who is black, to an ape. In response, Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, issued a statement, saying, "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show." Backing Dungey's decision, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company (ABC's parent company), tweeted, "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing."
Barr, who had deleted her tweet about Jarrett before being fired, returned to the social media platform Tuesday night, tweeting, "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!! I just want to apologize 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. I will be on Joe Rogan's podcast friday." In another tweet, the disgraced star wrote, "I think Joe Rogan is right about ambien. Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien-cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc."
(Rogan tweeted an old Huffington Post article about the "disturbing side effect" of Ambien, and he discussed sleep issues in a recent episode with a neuroscience and psychology professor from the University of California, Berkeley; Rogan did not mention her upcoming appearance.)