John Goodman gives first reaction to 'Roseanne' cancellation

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What if you are glad that Roseanne no longer has her eponymous comedy, but bemoan the loss of livelihood for dozens of cast and crew?

Through her selection of retweets, Barr implied that she was sacked over her support for President Trump.

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr", Trump tweeted Wednesday. "Hey guys, don't defend's sweet of you 2 try, but.losing my show is 0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet-that I regret even more", she wrote in a replacement tweet. "One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER be taken from me".

She later tweeted that people should not defend her. On the same night as her Jarrett tweet, she posted a false claim about Chelsea Clinton that Clinton refuted, and accused George Soros of being a Nazi. But what about TV viewers without millions of social media followers? In an Adweek article published only 10 days ago, she promised only to talk about what she's for, and not what she's against, when tweeting.

Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the original Roseanne and the now-cancelled ABC revival, says he's "devastated" by star Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter tirade and the series' subsequent cancellation.

Was ABC's gamble worth the risk to its reputation? "Things going on with the upcoming summit, the president is focused on North Korea, he's focused on trade deals, he's focused on rebuilding our military our economy, that's what he's focused on, and not other things".

And she said she thinks the reason ABC pulled the plug was a threatened boycott by advertisers.

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"Everyone involved made a decision to support the show despite its co-creator's racism", Gay wrote. "I'm so sick over this-they will never have better character actors on their network".

"Roseanne" had returned to U.S. screens in March after a 21-year hiatus with Barr's character recast as a Trump supporter in a rare depiction of working class life on the United States small screen.

Jarrett, a black woman who said she was "fine" after the slur, urged in an MSNBC special Tuesday about racism that the incident become a teaching moment. Later, she moderated her stance: "no, I understand her position and why she said what she said. i forgive her". He was ABC's top programming executive during the first run of "Roseanne" in the 1990s.

Barr has since stated that she would be addressing the entire controversy on Joe Rogan's podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience", this upcoming Friday.

"This is a person who, left to her own devices, is not totally in control", Harbert said. She has the temperament, and the tendency to go to dark places, that fuels many artists, he said.

Actor John Goodman opened up about the cancellation of "Roseanne" - by saying he'd like to stay silent.

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