Ambien maker knocks Roseanne for blaming its drugs for her tirades: 'Racism is not a known side effect'
Roseanne Barr (Shutterstock).

Sanofi, the pharmaceutical company behind Ambien, has put out a statement knocking Roseanne Barr for seemingly blaming its drugs for her racist tirade this week.


"People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world," the company said in an official announcement. "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

One day after her hit ABC sitcom got cancelled in the wake of her racist attacks on former Obama White House aide Valerie Jarrett, Barr took to Twitter to say that "it was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting" when she decided to compare Jarrett's appearance to that of an ape.

After making this statement, Barr retweeted several messages from her fans in which they attacked ABC for canceling her show — despite the fact that Barr told them in an earlier tweet she did not want them to make excuses for her.

Barr's Ambien tweet drew widespread ridicule from across the internet, and even the Dictionary's official Twitter account got into the act by pointing out that the drug's name does not translate in any way to being "prone to making racist comments."