‘Roseanne’ Cast Reacts To Cancellation: Michael Fishman, Emily Kenney, Sara Gilbert

Vera Anderson  WireImage  Getty Images Roseanne Barr appears at a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel

Vera Anderson WireImage Getty Images Roseanne Barr appears at a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel

Earlier on Tuesday she retweeted a post in support of Tommy Robinson, the right-wing activist and former leader of the English Defence League.

Roseanne star Michael Fishman is among the cast members sharing their reaction to star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the ABC show's subsequent cancellation.

Barr also apologized to Jarrett in a later tweet, with the actress "very sorry" about the hurt caused. What "leaving Twitter" means is unclear. I don't blame ABC for nearly immediately canceling her show, which preempted an exodus of advertisers. "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning", the agency wrote in an internal memo. "Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste", she tweeted.

Following growing outrage, Barr tweeted that her comments about Jarrett were a "joke" and that she would leave Twitter.

"Roseanne Barr's comments were appalling and reminiscent of a horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood". Barr claimed late Tuesday night that she posted that apology after the show was canceled, in response to some, like MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who claimed it was a network forced apology.

Meanwhile, co-star and executive producer Sara Gilbert, stated: "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".

She also tweeted that she was quitting the social media platform, writing: "I apologize [sic]". "I am sure they are going to lose some revenue potential from next season, but the fallout from the comment made this an easy decision, especially when you consider the Disney brand".

"I'm fine", she said. "I mistakenly thought she was white", she wrote. Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs.

Barr's tweet was a reply to a tweet that accused Jarrett of helping to cover up alleged misdeeds by the Obama administration.

"I'm fine. I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense". "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but.don't defend it please. ty", she tweeted.

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