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Roseanne Barr thanks John Goodman "for speaking the truth about me"



Less than a day after John Goodman spoke about the cancellation of "Roseanne," Roseanne Barr defended the show's comedian and namesake on Twitter.

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In an interview with The Sunday Times, the actor described himself and Barr as "working friends," but staunchly defended them in one area. "I know, I know she's not a racist."

It seems that Barr expressed gratitude for this. "I thank John Goodman for telling the truth about me, even though he has been exposed to certain threats from producers and networks," she tweeted on Monday.

In an interview, Goodman said that. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = en Barack Obama's famous advisor, Valerie Jarrett, "broke" him.

ABC Entertainment Group chairman, Channing Dungey, criticized the tweet as "despicable, repugnant and incompatible with our values." The network canceled the show almost immediately.

Goodman said he was depressed for about a month after the show was canceled. "I'm depressed anyway, so any excuse I can get to lower myself will I. But that had a lot to do with it, more than I wanted to admit."

  PHOTO: Laurie Metcalf, left, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman attend the Roseanne panel during the Winter Press Tour of the Disney / ABC Television Critics Association, Pasadena, California, in this 8 January 2018 file photo. Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP, FILE
Laurie Metcalf, left, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman take on the "Roseanne" panel during the Winter Press Tour of the Disney / ABC Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California, on the 8th January 2018

He also said that he was "surprised" by ABC's "surprising" decision to influence the show. "And that's probably all I should say," he added.

Barr has signed her rights to the show, so she will not be compensated for hiving off with Goodman and the rest of her sitcom family titled "The Conners".

"I sent her an e-mail and thanked her for it," Goodman told the newspaper. "I did not hear anything back, but she went through hell then, and she's still going through hell."

Goodman suggested that Barr's character be killed in the impending spin-off and likely leave his character Dan a "mopey" widower.


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