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Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood Address ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation & Racist Tweet on ‘The Talk’ (Watch)

Sheryl Underwood (L) and Sara Gilbert (The Talk) - June 4, 2018
Sheryl Underwood (L) and Sara Gilbert (The Talk) – June 4, 2018

*On Monday, “Roseanne” star Sara Gilbert broke her silence about the show’s cancellation during her co-hosting gig on CBS’s “The Talk.”

“A lot of people have been hurt by this,” said Gilbert of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that killed the reboot. “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.”

“The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood also weighed in on Barr’s May 29th tweet, which called former Obama administration aide Valerie Jarrett, an African American, a cross between the “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.” Hours after Barr sent the tweet, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey made the call to cancel “Roseanne.”

“As a black woman who is a comedian, I’m very very proud of Channing Dungey,” said Underwood. “As Spike Lee said, ‘A lot of people came together to do the right thing,’ and I’m happy to see that it was done swiftly.”

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