Sara Gilbert Stands Behind ABC’s Decision to Cancel Roseanne: ‘Sad to See It End in This Way’

Roseanne star Sara Gilbert opened up on The Talk today about the show’s cancellation last week following racist remarks from its star.

Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett crossed a line for the network, and it was only hours later that they officially pulled the plug on the revival.

Gilbert took a moment today to make the following statement:

“This has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I’m 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. I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process. However, I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”

After Barr’s tweet last week, Gilbert––who played Darlene on the show––took to Twitter to say, “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.

Barr subsequently apologized for her tweet, retweeted other things about Jarrett, and said she was on Ambien when she tweeted it.

Watch above, via The Talk.

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