Sara Gilbert says she still supports 'Roseanne' cancellation
LOS ANGELES — Sara Gilbert says she's saddened about how "Roseanne" ended, but still supports ABC's decision to cancel the show over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.
Gilbert said Monday while hosting the CBS daytime show "The Talk" that "Roseanne" ''has always been about diversity, love and inclusion."
The comments expanded on Gilbert's statement last week about the show's cancellation.
. @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
She also said a lot of people have been hurt as a result of Roseanne Barr's tweet, which likened former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes."
Gilbert, an executive producer on the rebooted series, says it's sad to see how the show ended.
Kantar Media says "Roseanne" earned an estimated $45 million in advertising revenue for ABC through its recent nine episode run.