In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Sara Gilbert attends the Disney/ABC/Freeform 2018 Upfront Party in New York. Gilbert says she still supports ABC’s decision to cancel “Roseanne” after the show’s star posted a racist tweet last week. Gilbert said Monday wh

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Sara Gilbert Says She Still Supports 'Roseanne' Cancellation

June 04, 2018 - 3:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert says she's saddened about how "Roseanne" ended, but still supports ABC's decision to cancel the show over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.

Gilbert said Monday while hosting the CBS daytime show "The Talk" that "Roseanne" ''has always been about diversity, love and inclusion."

The comments expanded on Gilbert's statement last week about the show's cancellation.

She also said a lot of people have been hurt as a result of Roseanne Barr's tweet, which likened former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes."

Gilbert, an executive producer on the rebooted series, says it's sad to see how the show ended.

Kantar Media says "Roseanne" earned an estimated $45 million in advertising revenue for ABC through its recent nine episode run.