Sara Gilbert Will Reportedly “Never, Ever” Work With Roseanne Barr Again After Racist Tweet
Hours after ABC’s Roseanne reboot was cancelled following star Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweet about President Barack Obama’s former Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, a source has claimed that the actress’ TV daughter Sara Gilbert will “never, ever” work with Roseanne in the future.
“She thinks that Roseanne is a disgusting and racist person. Sara will never, ever work with her again,” an insider told Radar Online, adding Sara, 43, is “glad” that Roseanne, 65, “is finally getting what she deserved a long time ago.” Just a few months ago, reports surfaced that Sara and Roseanne were embattled in an intense feud on the Roseanne set.
“Sara and the rest of the cast put up with Roseanne’s behavior for almost a decade,” an insider revealed to Radar Online in early April. “They are all thrilled that the show got picked up already for another season, but they do not know how they will get through this season if Roseanne continues to act the way that she is.”
Sara — who played Darlene Conner and was an executive producer on the show — was also allegedly upset with Roseanne’s public support of President Donald Trump. “The two have been going at it over creative differences, particularly when it comes to political dialogue that is in the script,” the source shared.
Following Roseanne‘s cancellation on Tuesday, May 29, Sara spoke out about Roseanne’s racist social media message. “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,” she wrote on Twitter.
In a subsequent tweet, Sara added, “This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”
Actress Emma Kenney — who played Darlene’s daughter, Harris Conner-Healy, on the Roseanne reboot — also reacted to the series’ cancellation. “I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I found out the show got cancelled. I feel so empowered by [Consulting Producer Wanda Sykes], [ABC President] Channing Dungey, and those at ABC standing up against abuse of power and lack of values. Bullies do not win. Ever.” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. She added, “I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable.”