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Following the cancellation of the “Roseanne” reboot, the star of the hit sitcom has claimed she was “Ambien tweeting” when she sent out a racist, since-deleted tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. In a tweetstorm on Wednesday morning, Roseanne Barr blamed the sleep drug for her controversial comments—and the maker of Ambien has since tweeted a shade-filled response.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” Sanofi, the pharmaceutical company that makes the insomnia drug, wrote Wednesday. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

On Tuesday, Barr had tweeted about Jarrett, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Within hours of her tweet being sent, ABC called her comment “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values” and announced that it was canceling the show.

According to USA Today, the actual side effects of Ambien include nausea, vomiting, sleepwalking, abnormal thinking, disorientation, hallucinations and blackouts.

See how social media reacted to Sanofi’s statement below:

Social Media Reacts to Ambien Maker’s Response to Roseanne Barr

What are your thoughts on Sanofi’s response to Roseanne Barr? How did you feel about her tweet that led to the cancellation of “Roseanne”? Sound off in the comments section below!

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