Aisha Tyler co-hosted the CBS roundtable chat show, The Talk, alongside Roseanne star Sara Gilbert for six years, so it was no surprise that her take on the Roseanne cancellation came in the form of support for Gilbert. Tagging her former co-worker directly, Tyler tweeted, “@THEsaragilbert is an incredibly loving, kind, smart, thoughtful, hardworking person with not one bigoted bone in her body. The fact that Roseanne’s reprehensible actions have blown back on the smart, hardworking cast and crew of the show is a real disappointment.”
In the subsequent thread on that tweet, Tyler pointed out that there are “consequences for hateful speech and actions” and praised ABC for taking a stand.
Tyler launched her career as a stand-up comic, so there was no way she wasn’t going to offer some thoughts on Barr’s “ambien excuse.” For her take, Tyler quote-tweeted Dictionary.com: “The name Ambien is thought to come from the word ‘ambient’ or similar words in French. Ambient does not mean ‘prone to making racist comments,’ but it does mean ‘of the surrounding area or environment.’ Of the reference site’s unusually pointed burn, Tyler quipped, “The dictionary can’t stop won’t stop.”