“I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process, however I do stand behind the decision that ABC has made,” the actress and co-host of the CBS daytime show said.
Sara Gilbert opened up about the quick cancellation of Roseanne on Monday’s episode of The Talk.
“I would like to say this has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this,” began the Talk co-host and Roseanne co-star. “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."
Gilbert added that she stands by the series' abrupt cancellation. “I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process, however I do stand behind the decision that ABC has made,” the actress said.
Roseanne was canceled following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet on May 29 targeted at former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Gilbert previously responded to Barr’s comments by tweeting, “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."
She continued, “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."
Source: Hollywood Reporter