Sara Gilbert discusses 'Roseanne' cancellation on 'The Talk'
Sara Gilbert finally spoke and shared her sentiments about the abrupt cancellation of Roseanne. She said she feels sorry for the people who lost their jobs in the process.
In one of the recent episodes of The Talk, Gilbert finally spoke up in defense of the show she loves. The actress is not only part of the cast but is an executive producer of the show as well.
On The Talk, Gilbert had planned to take a week-long leave since the cancellation and to air pre-taped episodes until Friday.
Previously on the daytime talk show’s June 4th episode, Gilbert had a chat with her co-hosts to discuss the issue.
Gilbert said, "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 that way."
The actress added that she is sad for the people who had lost their jobs in the process but she clarified that she stands by ABC’s decision.
.@THEsaragilbert reacts to the news of her show #Roseanne being canceled after racist tweet: “This show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion. And it’s sad to see it end in this way… However, I do stand behind the decision ABC made." pic.twitter.com/ouClfrZorS— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) June 4, 2018
The audience applauded the star after her statement and her co-hosts nodded their heads in agreement.
Co-host Sheryl Underwood also praised Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment president, for her quick action.
“As a black woman who is a comedian, I’m very, very proud of Channing Dungey, who's the president of ABC Entertainment. And as Spike Lee says, a lot of people came together to do the right thing,” said Underwood.
Roseanne was canceled after Roseanne Barr posted an offensive tweet targeting former President Barack Obama’s adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Barr compared the adviser to an ape in one of her tweets. She also implied that Jarrett was supposedly associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
ABC was quick to take action and decided to cancel Roseanne.
As for Gilbert, she was one of the stars who took to Twitter to express how devastated she was of the show’s fate.
She wrote, ‘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. I am disappointed in her actions, to say the least.’
Other stars like Michael Fishman also posted a lengthy statement reacting to the controversy. Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.