The disgustingly vile sentiments written by Roseanne Barr this week, about former Obama staffer, Valerie Jarret were incredibly offensive. Actually, the word, “offensive” seems too light for the statements she made about Jarret’s race and appearance. And even though Roseanne tried to save herself with a hollow apology, the damage was already done. And it was far too great for any “I’m Sorry” to repair. That’s why ABC wisely pulled the plug and cancelled her new reboot in matter of moments.
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.
— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
Sara Gilbert, one of Roseanne’s co-stars on both versions of the show, didn’t waste time sharing her two cents on the issue. Gilbert logged into her popular Twitter account and wrote, “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.”
Which seems to be a common thread being released by her costars and members of the show. While the politics featured in her sitcom might’ve been “less than savory” it still served as a source of employment to a whole cast and crew. But, due to her uncontrollable racism, she just put all those hardworking people out of a job.
We’re excited to see ABC make such a drastic move for the betterment of the country. Had they been complacent about her comments, and chosen ratings over values, this would’ve been a totally different story. How do YOU feel about Sara Gilbert’s remarks?
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