Teary-eyed Sara Gilbert reflects on Roseanne cancellation: "It's sad to see it end this way"
Sara – who played Barr's daughter, Darlene Conner on the show admitted that she supported ABC's decision of canceling the show.
Sara Gilbert opened up about the cancelation of Roseanne by ABC following the racist Twitter rant by her fellow co-star, Roseanne Barr. Appearing on The Talk, Sara admitted that it hasn't been easy since the time the cancellation of the show has been announced. "I would like to say this has been a very difficult week," she said on the show. "A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I am proud of the show we made. The show has always been about diversity, love, and inclusion. And it's sad to see it end in this way."
Sara – who played Barr's daughter, Darlene Conner on the show admitted that she supported ABC's decision of canceling the show. "I'm sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process," she said. "However, I do stand behind the decision that ABC has made." ABC's decision came after Roseanne went on a Twitter attack on former President Barack Obama's aide Valerie Jarrett with her tweet which read, " if “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in the network's statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show." Sara 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." A source close to the actress also told Radar Online that Sara 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.