Sara Gilbert on 'Roseanne's cancellation: she stands by ABC's decision

As difficult as it must've been for Sara Gilbert to hear the news of her beloved show being canceled, she understands it needed to be done.

Brittany King

Sara Gilbert holds no grudge against the ABC network for cancelling the Roseanne reboot. 


Gilbert, who was one of the stars and executive producers of the highly-popular revival, spoke out about the show being axed on her CBS daytime chat series The Talk on Monday.


"In addition to my statement, I would like to say this has been a very difficult week," she began. 

Roseannes 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

"A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I'm proud of the show we made," Gilbert continued. "This 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 ABC made."


It was just hours after Roseanne Barr made waves for sending a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, that ABC canceled the show. She has since apologized, but the damage cannot be undone.