John Goodman Breaks His Silence on Roseanne Cancellation

In case you haven't been following along, ABC canceled the revival of Roseanne after Roseanne's racist tweet about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Barr has also shared her praise for her TV sister Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, who plays her character's husband on Roseanne, stating: "I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me - Laurie and John".

On Tuesday, the family sitcom was abruptly cancelled by U.S. network ABC after its star and creator, Roseanne Barr, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former administration advisor to Barack Obama. The actress later apologized and claimed she had been "Ambien tweeting."

She also retweeted a long post by Michael Fishman, who played her son, D.J. In his tweet, the actor bemoaned the impact of Barr's words on the cast and crew and said the show's story lines were often about inclusiveness.

On Barr having a history of this kind of attitude: "This monkey thing is something she's tweeted before about black people".

But Goodman did not seem too concerned, telling Entertainment Tonight he was doing fine since hearing about Roseanne's ending, and that he did not follow Twitter controversies.

He continued: "I've read a lot of articles online where people are like 'Hey man, ABC didn't own the show, so of course they didn't have as much skin in the game, so it was easy for them to cancel it". "I've been up there 12 times already and if I don't get one by now, I'm not gonna get one".

Following days of heavy backlash for a string of controversial tweets, Roseanne Barr on Thursday said she "begged" ABC to give her a chance to "apologize & make amends". In a series of tweets on May 31, Roseanne said, "please don't compare me2 other people who have said disgusting things". Other members of the "Roseanne" cast haven't been as circumspect as Goodman.

When the assistant returned after more than four hours, he was "really, really upset because she'd given him an apron, made him go outside in the heat and make burgers for him and some others".

"I am exhausted of being smeared-over a stupid mistake erasing 30 yrs of activism", she wrote.

"Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me", Barr wrote.

Caputo is the chief marketing officer for the start-up and thinks the time is right to bring the sitcom on board given that the show got the ax from ABC because of Barr's racist comments. "And they are about to rue the day they knew me..."

  • Jacqueline Ellis