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Roseanne apologizes to co-stars as she is seen for first time since show was cancelled

Roseanne Barr was seen for the first time since her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett led to the collapse of her multi-million dollar empire.

The disgraced television star was spotted out walking near one of her massive estates in photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com while engaged in an intense phone conversation.

When asked to comment on the recent controversy, Barr simply said: ‘I believe in one law for all people I love all people have a nice day.’ 

Shortly after Barr was spotted she took to Twitter and apologized to former castmates Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman. 

‘To michael fishman and sara gilbert: I forgive u both, love u both, just wish u could have called me personally 2 talk rather than do it in a public arena. I understand, tho. It’s ok,’ wrote Barr.

The actors, who play two of Barr’s children on the show, denounced the show’s creator on social media in the wake of her remarks on Tuesday.

Gilbert said Barr’s words are ‘abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.’

 

Rosie the riveter: Roseanne Barr was seen for the first time since her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett led to the cancellation of her show in photos obtained by DailyMail.com (Barr above on Thursday morning)

Keeping it under wraps: When asked to comment on the controversy she said: 'I believe in one law for all people I love all people have a nice day'

Keeping it under wraps: When asked to comment on the controversy she said: ‘I believe in one law for all people I love all people have a nice day’

Deep in conversation: The disgraced television star was spotted out walking near one of her massive estates, where she has been hiding out the past few days

Deep in conversation: The disgraced television star was spotted out walking near one of her massive estates, where she has been hiding out the past few days

Difficult time:  Barr was set to get back to work on the set of her hit sitcom in the coming weeks after finishing the season as the second most watched scripted show

Difficult time:  Barr was set to get back to work on the set of her hit sitcom in the coming weeks after finishing the season as the second most watched scripted show

Roseanne Barr apologized to two of her co-stars on Thursday, a day after saying they threw her under the bus 

Roseanne Barr apologized to two of her co-stars on Thursday, a day after saying they threw her under the bus 

Roseanne was cancelled on Tuesday after Barr wrote a racist tweet. Her on-screen children Sara Gilbert, circled left, and Michael Fishman, circled right, wrote statements condemning her comments  

Roseanne was cancelled on Tuesday after Barr wrote a racist tweet. Her on-screen children Sara Gilbert, circled left, and Michael Fishman, circled right, wrote statements condemning her comments  

Barr responded with a tweet saying: ‘Wow! unreal.’

Fishman posted a lengthier message on his Twitter in which he detailed how ‘devastated’ he felt when he read Barr’s tweet.

‘I condemn these statements vehemently. They are reprehensible and intolerable, contradicting my beliefs and outlook on life and society. I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive. I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue,’ he wrote.

Barr was none too happy with that statement and fired back on Twitter. ‘I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!’, she wrote.  

Barr was none too happy with Fishman's statement, responding on Twitter: 'I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!'

Barr was none too happy with Fishman’s statement, responding on Twitter: ‘I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!’

A downcast Gilbert was photographed on her phone outside an LA restaurant yesterday as John Goodman, who played Barr’s husband Dan on the show, looked similarly bereft as he walked his dog in New Orleans. 

The stars all have some free time on their hands after ABC swiftly cancelled the series on Tuesday.

Consulting Producer Wanda Sykes may have been the final nail in Barr’s coffin. She tweeted saying she was quitting the show moments after the storm took off. 

Weighing in: Gilbert, who is a producer on the reboot, let her disgust be known on Tuesday

Mommie dearest: Barr was at first outraged but then adopted a more understanding tone about Gilbert’s tweet 

Coming clean: She then confessed to one follower that she 'f***ed up'

Coming clean: She then confessed to one follower that she ‘f***ed up’

‘I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC,’ announced Sykes on Twitter. 

Shortly after ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey released a damning statement and took the show off the air. 

Other networks including Viacom also dropped reruns of the original Roseanne as the industry turned its back on the show and its star performer. 

Another cast member Emma Kenney said she was preparing to quit the show when she learned of the cancellation.

‘I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable,’ said Kenney.

‘As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I was told it was cancelled. I feel so empowered by @IAmWandaSykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. Bullies will NEVER win.’ 

But Fishman was not the only original cast member to take a stand, with Sara Gilbert, who played Roseanne’s daughter Darlene, also releasing a statement that very much echoed the one released shortly after by ABC cancelling the show.

‘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,’ wrote Gilbert, who was a producer on the reboot and largely responsible for reuniting the cast.

‘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.’

‘Wow! unreal,’ wrote Barr, who had confessed in earlier interviews to the difficult job Gilbert had of trying to rein in her impulse to tweet offensive comments.

However, she later followed up, tweeting: ‘No, I understand her position and why she said what she said. i forgive her. It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed f***ed up.’

She reiterated this soon after when a follower criticized Gilbert, saying: ‘She’s distancing herself from me and my tweet-she has to.’



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