We hate to a see a plus size star take such a downturn, especially one who has been a pillar in the plus size media world for such a long period of time…
Roseanne Barr is no stranger to courting controversy on Twitter, but this time it may have gone too far. A production source tells ET that the Rosanne crew is “in shock” over everything that has transpired regarding the cancellation and members of the staff have been texting back and forth as events unfold.
The cancellation came following the show’s successful first revival season, and production on the next season — which had already been picked up for 13 episodes — was scheduled to begin filming in August.
However, when it came to the Roseanne set, the source told Entertainment Tonight that the show’s conflicting producers (Barr, Whitney Cummings and Wanda Sykes- Wpw! Really?) all had “strong opinions on how things should be run” and it was “hard to get things approved.” Yikes!
Apparently, Barr had little to no filter about the things she would say, didn’t care about who was around when she had an outburst, etc. The source said it “would take a lot of coaxing to get her down when she would get riled up.”
The source also says that the 65-year-old actress was not apologetic about her previous controversial tweets
“[She] didn’t regret previous tweets she had to take down” and she believed in them, wholeheartedly.
Following news of the show’s cancellation, co-star Sara Gilbert, responded to Barr:
“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. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,” Gilbert wrote. “This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”