roseanne barr still have hard feelings towards some – okay, many Sarah Gilbertwho played his daughter on both the original and the reboot of its eponymous sitcom.
In a recent interview with Megyn Kelly on SiriusXM the megyn kelly showBarr lashed out at Gilbert, saying that he “stabbed” her in the back and “repeatedly turned around.”
Vera Anderson/WireImage; Mike Coppola/getty Images Roseanne Barr (left) and Sarah Gilbert
“It was his tweet that got the show cancelled,” Barr said of Gilbert. “And then she tweeted ‘It's sad when a cast member,' something about racist, blah, blah. Owns my work.”
Original roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997 and followed the day-to-day lives of the blue collar Conner clan in the fictional town of Landford, Ill. When ABC brought it back in 2018, it was one of the greatest sitcoms of all time — with most of the original cast including Barr and Gilbert as their daughter Darlene.
things were going gangbusters roseanne Rebooted to critical acclaim and high ratings amid the streaming revolution. Then Barr sent a racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Condemnation was sharper than Gilbert, among several Otherwho called Barr's comments “disgusting” and not a reflection of “the cast and crew or anyone involved with our show”.
Barr felt particularly betrayed by Gilbert, when she “begged me to come back saying, ‘I've got your back. This time I won't let anyone hurt you. You. I know. You have mental health problems, but I'll be there. I'm going to stand in the way.'”
roseanne was canceled after the first season and Barr's character was killed off—a decision, Barr felt, had a message for him.
“And you know, they tried to kill me and I felt like they killed my character and my Character“But I thought they were sending a message over the airwaves because they knew I had mental health issues,” Barr said. I thought they wanted me to kill myself. And all my friends did too. They are trying to push you to commit suicide,” he said.
months later roseannecancellation, a byproduct, connersNow after the Roseanne-less clan, premiered — it had just been renewed for a sixth season.
Although Barr said sincerely sorry Gilbert in 2018 for denouncing his racism, the next year she claimed Gilbert “that tweet ruined the show and my life“One would think All Those “Fire Roseanne” and “Cancel Roseanne” Tweets Maybe it has something to do with it too, but the right use of “disgusting” is very powerful.
A rep for Sarah Gilbert did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment.
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