John Goodman on Roseanne: “She’s Not a Racist”


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Roseanne Barr has tweeted her thanks to former co-star John Goodman after he defended her in a recent interview.

In an interview with The Times, Goodman discussed ABC’s cancellation of the Roseanne reboot following a tweet in which Roseanne compared former President Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett, to an ape.

“I was surprised,” Goodman told The Times. “I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it. I know, I know for a fact that she’s not a racist.”

Roseanne took to Twitter to tweet her gratitude towards Goodman, writing, “I thank John Goodman for speaking truth about me, despite facing certain perils from producers and network.”

Goodman and the rest of the Roseanne cast, minus Barr, will appear in a spin-off called The Conners. The show, which will focus mainly on the character of Darlene, will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, October 16th.