It was not long ago that fans of Roseanne celebrated the relaunch of their favorite family comedy from the '80s, led by matriarch Roseanne Barr. After a break of 20 years, they wanted to welcome the Conner family to their living room. Viewers could not wait to see them quarreling over food at the same table and chairs, or learning another life lesson before draping these rag rugs over a worn-out couch. However, after Barr made a lot of racist comments online, the long-awaited family reunion was canceled and Roseanne canceled forever. A product of the controversy, The Conners premiered on October 1
So how did it all happen? In May, two months after the restart, Barr published a racist tweet that attacked White House White House advisor Valerie Jarrett People . Many people, including ABC and their contributors, have taken quick action to denounce their behavior. Others were speechless wondering how the show and the network would recover.
Now that the production of The Conners is in full swing, the remaining actors have been able to gather their thoughts to share them with the world. Above all, they are holding on to the hope that you will still sit in front of your TV on Tuesday evening. The following is what you said.
In the beginning, Barr's husband John Goodman decided to officially silence Roseanne that he "would rather not say anything than to cause more trouble ", Entertainment Tonight . Since then and since the birth of The Conners he has decided to move forward. "We depend on each other when we do this show," Goodman told People . "And support each other – that is a very strong feeling among us it is different but we can make something new out of it let's finish the story on our own terms Come along and see how we are. "
Gilbert was one of the first performers to respond to Barr's comments on social media, and the fact that she was deeply disappointed. " Roseanne's recent comments on Valerie Jarrett and many more are despicable and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anybody associated with our show," she tweeted. "I am disappointed in her actions, to say the least."
It followed with a commentary about their worship for the show, in which they were all very involved. "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us because we have created a show that we believe in, that we are proud of and that the audience loves – one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of a performer" you said:
Metcalf was one of the quieter ones before joining Goodman and Gilbert in the People interview, which brought them together on the subject , She said that she still mourns the loss of a family member, in real life and on television. "There was a lot of risk involved," she said in an interview. "But we all, as a group, decided to take the risk, knowing that we could be judged by the decision to come back."
Fishman, D.J. Conner wrote that he was "devastated at the end of the Roseanne show, but for all those who have poured their hearts and souls into our work, and the audience that has welcomed us into their homes." He also noted that the cast, crew, authors and production staff were seeking inclusiveness, with numerous storylines reflecting inclusiveness. A person's words do not illustrate the thinking of all involved.
On her private Twitter page, Goranson said she had been devastated by the show's cancellation, "but even more devastating are the effects of hate speech and racism on individuals and society. "
19659008] She is only in fourth grade, a new member of the Roseanne cast in his final season. She never directly addressed Barr's controversy, but shared her optimism about the difficulties on her Instagram. " This recent experience taught me at a young age that life is not always going the way we plan it," she wrote. "But while we still have air in our lungs, we have to count our blessings and keep pushing forward."
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So instead of saying something, Galecki posted an Instagram picture that celebrated diversity in the face of hatred. The people confirmed that he will appear in September The Conners .
Kenney joined the cast of Roseanne as a newcomer to the reboot and she was worn down to see how it ended. But she is thrilled to be part of the family's latest project. "When I phoned my supervisor to stop working on Roseanne I was told it was canceled" she tweeted . "I feel so strengthened by @iamwandasykes Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC who advocates morality and abuse of power, bullies will NEVER win." She also wrote that she was "hurt, ashamed and disappointed" by Barr's initial comments.
Although the past year was a roller coaster of emotions and choices for many of the actors of Conners this reincarnation of their family history will hopefully give them and their fans the lessons and laughter of which they never have enough seem to be.