includes personalizing content and advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of
'Roseanne' star John Goodman defends Roseanne Barr, says ABC's swift cancellation was a 'surprise'
"Roseanne" star John Goodman has
gone public in defense of Roseanne Barr.
Barr's show was canceled in May after the actress
sent out a tweet that was deemed racist.
The missive was aimed at a
former adviser to President Barack Obama.
Barr later deleted the tweet and apologized but
ABC executives decided to cancel the program.
Goodman said in a new interview that he
knows Barr intimately and that she's not a racist.
“I know for a fact that she’s not a racist," he said.
Goodman, 66, also revealed that Barr had to sign
a paper relinquishing her rights to "Roseanne."
The paper was required so that the rest of the cast
could transition to a new program "The Connors."
The spinoff will feature most of the
same characters minus Roseanne.
"I sent her an email and thanked her for that.
I did not hear anything back,” Goodman said.
“But she was going through hell at the time.
And she’s still going through hell.”