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Roseanne blasts ABC for throwing John Goodman under a bus

Roseanne Barr has attacked ABC after the network cancelled her show, claiming the network has ‘thrown out’ her co-stars along with her in the wake of her racist Twitter tirade.

ABC swiftly canceled her show on Tuesday after the star wrote that former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is African American, looked like the ‘Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby’.

In a tweet, she weighed in on behalf of Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, who play Roseanne’s sister Jackie and husband Dan respectively. 

‘I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me-Laurie and John. I’m so sick over this-they will never have better character actors on their network,’ she wrote.

Roseanne has been widely condemned for her comments about Valerie Jarrett, who she said looked like the ‘Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby’

Roseanne weighed in on behalf of her co-stars after ABC cancelled her show, saying the network has 'thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me'

Roseanne weighed in on behalf of her co-stars after ABC cancelled her show, saying the network has ‘thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me’

Her latest outburst came Goodman broke his silence about the controversy.

In footage shown on Entertainment Tonight, co-star was Goodman was briefly interviewed at an auto repair shop in New Orleans where he was collecting his car,

The 65-year-old was reluctant to address the controversy saying he would ‘rather say nothing than to cause more trouble’ and when pressed about Roseanne’s Twitter comments said: ‘I don’t know anything about it. I don’t read it.’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the ABC has suspended its campaign for the show to be awarded an Emmy, having previously announced that it would be showcased with a screening and panel featuring cast members.

John Goodman has been nominated for 11 Emmys but only picked up one. He was sanguine about the prospect of missing out again after ABC canceled Roseanne following the star’s racist outburst 

Asked about his prospects for an Emmy for the recently revived ‘Roseanne’, he replied: ‘I wasn’t gonna get an Emmy anyway. I’ve been up there [11] times already, and if I didn’t get one I’m not gonna get one.’

Goodman has been nominated for 11 Emmys between 1988 and 2010, including six for his role on Roseanne.

But he has only picked up one, in 2007 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the short-lived series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Amid the ongoing controversy and the show’s cancelation, there have been rumors Goodman’s character could form the basis for a spin-off.   

He brushed off the suggestion, however, saying: ‘Then you’ve heard more than I have.’

Multiple sources told DailyMail.com that a possible spin-off of the show is not out of the question, potentially featuring stars Metcalf, Goodman and Sara Gilbert, who plays Roseanne’s daughter Darlene. 

One of the sources said that Gilbert is dealing with the cast and crew after the fallout from creator Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet left over 200 people without a job, and will be speaking with writers and producers later this week in a meeting that had already been planned prior to Tuesday.

Roseanne Barr continued her Twitter tirade late Wednesday saying Democrats had spent the last 24 hours 'lynching a Jew' after she was condemned for comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape

Roseanne Barr continued her Twitter tirade late Wednesday saying Democrats had spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after she was condemned for comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape

The second source said that Goodman and Metcalf would be open to filming with one another and Gilbert, provided that the writers and producers could come up with the right idea. 

Meanwhile, Barr has continued her sporadic Twitter tirade by saying the Democrats have spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after the disgraced TV star earlier claimed Michelle Obama had ordered ABC to cancel her show.

She has spent the past two days repeatedly hitting out at accusations that she is racist.

After sending out several apologetic tweets on Wednesday, Barr went back on the defensive by saying she had taken sleeping pills prior to tweeting the offensive message.

Barr started retweeting a stream of abusive she was receiving and also responded to various individuals on Twitter who said she was in the wrong and racist.

In response to one, Barr tweeted: ‘I think I spent the last 24 hours watching the party of inclusion, diversity, understanding, and acceptance, lynch a Jew’.

She was responding to a tweet that said the ordeal had ‘very little to do with left vs right, and everything to do with it being wrong’.

On Wednesday, actor Tom Arnold appeared on AC360 to share that he wasn't surprised when ABC pulled the plug on the 'Roseanne' reboot

On Wednesday, actor Tom Arnold appeared on AC360 to share that he wasn’t surprised when ABC pulled the plug on the ‘Roseanne’ reboot

 



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