Sara Gilbert says 'this has been a very hard week'

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Through tears, the actress and show's executive producer said it's been a hard week, but that she is proud of the revival the cast and crew made.

Here she goes! "I would like to say that this has been a very hard week", explained Sara Gilbert on The Talk on June 4th. [Roseanne] has laways been about diversity, love and inclusion, and it's sad to see it end this way.

She also apologised to "the hundreds of people and wonderful writers...and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet".

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Gilbert served as an executive producer on the show, and was the impetus behind getting the revival off the ground at ABC.

Roseanne Barr reportedly cried and apologized for her racist tweet in a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Gilbert's "The Talk" co-anchors also supported the move: "As a black woman who is a comedienne..." As it was previously reported, ABC chose to cancel the show indefinitely after they called her tweets "abhorrent" and "repugnant".

One point of contention is to find a way in which to reinvent Roseanne in a way in that limits Barr's financial involvement - which is said to be a top demand for ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.

Last week Roseanne Barr tweeted that former Obama aide Valerie Jarret was the "offspring of the 'Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes'".

However, mere minutes after Gilbert tweeted about Barr's comment - which Gilbert called "abhorrent" - ABC made a decision to cancel the show altogether. "Tomorrow is Shabbat and I will continue to pray that everything for everyone goes forward & ends well for all. signing off twitter for a while. love u guys", she wrote.

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