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Sara Gilbert says she still supports ‘Roseanne’ cancellation

June 4, 2018
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This image released by ABC shows Sara Gilbert, left, and Roseanne Barr in a scene from "Roseanne." Gilbert says she still supports ABC’s decision to cancel “Roseanne” after the show’s star posted a racist tweet last week. Gilbert said Monday while hosting “The Talk” that the show she helped to produce “has always been about diversity, love and inclusion.” Gilbert says it’s sad how the show ended and that many people lost their jobs over Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweet. (Greg Gayne/ABC via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

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.

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