Thursday 21 June 2018

Roseanne star Sara Gilbert still backs show’s cancellation

Gilbert, an executive producer on the rebooted series, says it is sad to see how the show ended.

Sara Gilbert (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Sara Gilbert (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

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

Gilbert said, while hosting the CBS daytime show The Talk, that Roseanne “has always been about diversity, love and inclusion”.

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 Roseanne Barr’s tweet, which likened former President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett to a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes.

Gilbert, an executive producer on the rebooted series, says it is sad to see how the show ended.

Kantar Media says Roseanne earned an estimated $45 million (£34 million) in advertising revenue for ABC through its recent nine episode run.

Press Association

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