Sara Gilbert displayed deep emotions on Monday during her appearance on “The Talk.”
.@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 actress and comedian let it be known that she didn’t want “Roseanne” to end, but that she respects and stands by ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey’s swift decision to cancel the hit sitcom.
‘This has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this,’ said Gilbert on The Talk Monday, which returned after airing a week of pre-taped shows,
‘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 am sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process.’
She then added:
‘However. I do stand behind the decision.’
Fox News reports,
The actress continued, “I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process, however I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”
Gilbert drew applause from the audience at multiple points during her statement, as well as the end.
“Roseanne” was given the boot on Tuesday after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist comment about former President Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett.
Sheryl Underwood, a co-host on “The Talk,” chimed in to voice her support with the decision.
“I’m really glad to hear you say that, because as a black woman who is a comedian, I’m very, very proud of Channing Dungey…” Underwood said. “And, as Spike Lee says, a lot of people came together to do the right thing. And, I’m happy to see that it was done swiftly.”
Gilbert initially tweeted after the show’s sudden cancellation, distancing herself from Barr’s views. The tweet drew a reaction from the embattled comedian.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
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