‘Roseanne’ the tv show is DEAD in the water. A lot of celebs have chimed in on the cancellation. Even Roseanne Barr’s cast mates have chimed in and SEPARATED themselves from the drama, but Roseanne’s ON-screen hubby, John Goodman was silent. THAT IS until NOW!
John Goodman has spoken out for the first time since Roseanne‘s cancellation — by saying he’d rather stay quiet.
The 65-year-old actor — who served as Roseanne Barr’s on-screen husband, Dan Conner, on the sitcom — said he would “rather say nothing than to cause more trouble” in a video taken at an auto repair shop in New Orleans and obtained by Entertainment Tonight.
On Monday, Barr shared a since-deleted racist attack on former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is black, comparing her to an ape. ABC cancelled Roseanne hours later.
Goodman, who assured fans that “everything’s fine” with him, said that he’s not familiar with Twitter and had no comment about the controversy.
“I don’t know anything about it,” he said. “I don’t read it.”
Here is what he had to say:
The Big Lebowski star also shrugged off rumors that Roseanne would no longer be eligible for Emmys. (Goodman won the award for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in 2007, but never took home the trophy for his seven nominations for his role as Dan Conner, according to IMDB.)
“I wasn’t gonna get an Emmy anyway,” he said. “I’ve been up there  times already, and if I didn’t get one, I’m not gonna get one.”
As for rumors of a spin-off featuring the cast sans Barr, Goodman dismissed the gossip. “Then you’ve heard more than I have,” he said of the new show called for by fans.
Other Roseanne cast members have shared their reactions to the show’s cancellation on social media.
Michael Fishman, who played Barr’s son D.J. during the show’s original run and its 2018 reboot, tweeted that he was “devastated” by the cancellation and denounced his TV mom’s remarks.
Fishman added, “I condemn these statements vehemently. They are reprehensible and intolerable, contradicting my beliefs and outlook on life and society. I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive. I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue.”
Barr, 65, responded to Fishman, 36, early Wednesday, writing, “I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. You throw me under the bus. nice!”
Sara Gilbert, 43, who played Roseanne’s daughter Darlene, also reacted on Twitter, saying that Barr’s comments were “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed with her actions to say the least.”
Barr replied, “Wow! unreal.”[People]
It’s PROBABLY best that Goodman does remain quiet so he won’t get any of the SLINGS and ARROWS pointed HIS way. Working THAT closely with someone all these YEARS, he would HAVE to have known or at least saw an INKLING of Barr’s RACIST mantra. It’s no way he would not KNOW how she is or what some of her BELIEFS are. YOU don’t work that CLOSELY with someone for that amount of time without learning them at least a LITTLE bit. IJS!
And since he is being somewhat QUIET on the matter, he needs to call Roseanne on her NEW CELL PHONE–I’M SURE she has had to change her number and I;m sure he has the new number, and tell her maybe she should be quiet for a while as well. She’s said enough and it appears to me she does not know when ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Blaming others and continuing to TWEET is not making matters any better.