John Goodman, the Roseanne star, offered his perspective on Roseanne’s termination from her eponymous TV show. As most fans know, Roseanne lost her production following her tweets that many people interpreted as racist.
The comedienne referred to Valerie Jarett as the offspring of “Planet Of the Apes” and the “Muslim Brotherhood,” however, later, she said that she never even knew Valerie was an African-American woman.
Goodman, who before, chose not to comment on the scandal, finally opened up on the Roseanne situation which has finally blown over. John said, “I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it.” Goodman said that he and the rest of the cast and crew were pretty depressed about the cancelation of successful series.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, he said he was “brokenhearted” but he thought to himself, “Ok, I’m going to let it go.” Although, Goodman admitted he’s a “depressive” person by nature, but the show’s end did play a role in his emotional downturn.
Moreover, John said that Roseanne gave up all of her rights to the show in order for The Connors to be created. John said, “I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist.”
John said, “I sent her an email and thanked her for that,” but unfortunately, he never heard back from her. He assumes that she’s “going through hell” right now.
Back in May, Barr said she wished the network never would’ve fired Goodman and Laurie Metcalf. “They will never have better character actors on their network.” the actress remarked.
In the same month, May, Goodman spoke with a paparazzo and said that he didn’t care about ABC canceling Roseanne‘s campaign for the Emmy Awards. John said he’s been up there “11 times already,” and if he hasn’t got one yet, he’s not ever going to get one.