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'You guys make me feel like fighting back': Roseanne Barr returns to Twitter after quitting

Roseanne Barr's exit from Twitter was brief - almost imperceptibly brief.

On Tuesday, Roseanne Barr had vowed to quit Twitter after apologizing for racist remarks she made towards Valerie Jarrett, a former White House adviser under President Barack Obama.

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In the early morning tweet, which has since been deleted, she wrote “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

As a result of her comments, ABC canceled the "Roseanne" reboot, Barr issued an apology and said she would be leaving Twitter.

However, the actress returned to the platform just hours later.

On Tuesday night, she continued her apology spree, sending one directly to Jarrett, who said this is a "teaching moment" during an MSNBC appearance. She also asked her fans to stop defending her actions.

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Barr even took a moment to explain why she posted the offensive comments. In another now-deleted tweet, she said she was "Ambien tweeting." Ambien is a brand name for the drug zolpidem, which is prescribed by a doctor to treat insomnia. The drug maker Sanofi responded by saying, "while all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

By Wednesday afternoon, Barr had begun retweeting her supporters, including President Donald Trump, who seemingly disagreed with ABC's decision. She said she was not a racist and retweeted those who agreed and thought she simply made a mistake.

Barr said she was now considering "fighting back."

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