Roseanne Barr 'forgives' co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman for condemning her racist tweets
Roseanne is in a forgiving mood or so it seems, while she lashed out at her co-stars, now she says she forgives them though she wished they had talked to her first.
Roseanne Barr wants to put the events of the past week behind her as soon as possible and is now talking about the co-stars who came forward and condemned her racist tweet due to which the show was canceled. These people, in particular, happen to be her co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman, who voiced their opinion after ABC decided to cancel the show.
“Please don’t compare me2 other people who have said horrible things. I only care about apologizing 4 the hurt I have unwittingly & stupidly caused. I humbly confess contrition & remorse. I failed2 correctly express myself, & caused pain2 ppl," she tweeted before adding, "to Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert: I forgive u both, love u both, just wish u could have called me personally 2 talk rather than do it in a public arena. I understand, tho. It’s ok.”
This comes after Roseanne took time to reply personally to the comments passed by her fellow co-stars. Sarah was the first one to address the issue and assured people that it did not reflect any of the beliefs held by her fellow cast members. "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show," she wrote. "I am disappointed in her actions, to say the least." Following this, Roseanne replied to the tweet by writing "Wow! unreal."
Meanwhile, Michael posted a lengthy message with regard to the incident and stated that Roseanne's words were "reprehensible and intolerable." "I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue," he said in his statement.
"While I am going to miss being part of the ABC family, I believe that to sit back or remain silent in an attempt to distance myself from the actions/statements of others would unintentionally endorse or placate those statements which I find truly offensive. My character was designed to represent the inclusive nature of my views. To represent portions of society often marginalized. At this moment it is important to be clear. We must stand-up against; bias, hatred, bigotry, and ignorance to make society a better place for all," he continued
Roseanne responded to this by commenting, "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!" Michael later responded to Roseanne's tweet by writing, "You fought, built, and designed Roseanne for inclusiveness. That is why yesterday was so out of character with the last 30 years. It was in your hands from the beginning to the end. No one can deny that."
ABC decided to cancel the show after Roseanne took aim at former Obama administration advisor Valerie Jarrett by writing "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."