Sarah Gilbert thinks Roseanne Barr is "disgusting and racist" and vows to never work with her again
'Roseanne' received a lot of criticism over the show's political leanings and ABC had confirmed that they would make sure the next season bends towards the family, not politics
'Roseanne' came to a shocking end as ABC confirmed in a statement that the show won't be returning to the screen following the racist tweet posted by Roseanne Barr. A surprise to many, her co-star Sarah Gilbert has made it clear that she is not going to support Roseanne.
According to Radar Online, Sarah does not plan on working with Roseanne ever again. “She thinks that Roseanne is a disgusting and racist person,” the source told the website. “Sara will never, ever work with her again.” Sarah and Roseanne were never on good terms and the two reportedly had their differences even on the sets. However, this seemed to be the last straw in their relationship and things do not seem to get any better from here.
The two have been going at it over creative differences, particularly when it comes to political dialogue that is in the script,” the source added. “Sara and the rest of the cast put up with Roseanne’s behavior for almost a decade. They are all thrilled the show got picked up for another season, but they do not know how they will get through this season if Roseanne continues to act the way that she is.”
Prior to the ABC announcement, Sarah took to Twitter to put her views forward. "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love — one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member," she wrote.
ABC decided to take the big step following Roseanne's since-deleted Twitter comment in which she wrote, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Roseanne was targeting Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama.
Following this, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
Prior to their cancellation, 'Roseanne' had received a lot of criticism over the show's political leanings. ABC had confirmed then that they would make sure the next season bends more towards plot line of the family than politics. However, Roseanne's latest tweet was not welcomed by ABC and they pulled the plug on the show.