Roseanne Barr, who lost her ABC sitcom “Roseanne” last year over a tweet that was widely regarded as racist, is pointing the finger at one of that show’s cast members for destroying her career.
In an in-depth piece on Barr published this week, The Washington Post reports that Barr blames Sara Gilbert for her downfall. The focus of Barr’s resentment is a tweet Gilbert sent out while the controversy over Barr’s tweet was raging — and just before ABC pulled the plug on “Roseanne.”
The Post reports that Barr “can’t forgive Gilbert. On May 29, 27 minutes before ABC announced the cancellation, Gilbert tweeted that Barr’s comments were ‘abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.’”
Barr is quoted by The Post saying of Gilbert: “She destroyed the show and my life with that tweet. She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.”
The Post adds: “Gilbert, in a brief interview with The Post about Barr, said that ‘while I’m extremely disappointed and heartbroken over the dissolution of the original show, she will always be family, and I will always love Roseanne.’”