Roseanne star Sara Gilbert on show's cancellation: Sad to see it end in this way but I stand behind ABC's decision

FP Staff

Jun,05 2018 10:45:23 IST

Sara Gilbert says she is upset about how Roseanne ended, but still supports ABC's decision to cancel the show over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.

Gilbert said on Monday while hosting the CBS daytime show The Talk that Roseanne ''has always been about diversity, love and inclusion."

(Also read: Roseanne cancelled — Ava DuVernay, Kumail Nanjiani, other celebs thank ABC chief, criticise Barr's racist tweet)

A still from Roseanne. ABC

A still from Roseanne. ABC

The comments expanded on Gilbert's statement last week about the show's cancellation. She also said a lot of people have been hurt as a result of Barr's tweet, which likened former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Gilbert, who played Darlene on the show, revealed her disappointment to fellow co-hosts. “In addition to my statement, I would like to say this has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this," she said before adding, “I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process. However, I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”

Gilbert is an executive producer on the rebooted series.

(Also read: Roseanne cancelled — Donald Trump breaks silence on race row; calls out ABC for purported media bias)

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Jun 05, 2018 11:49 AM