John Goodman on Roseanne Cancellation: I Wasn't Winning an Emmy Anyway
Samantha Bee still has a job (see Okay Media. If You Called for Roseanne's Firing, then Samantha Bee Has to Go. and CNN's Brooke Baldwin Just Called Out Liberal Double Standards). So we're done with the part where we qualify all Roseanne posts with, "...but the tweet was terrible." Okay? Okay. The media caught up with John Goodman to get his comment. Here's what he probably wanted to say:
Here's what he actually said.
I wasn’t gonna get an Emmy anyway. I’ve been up there eleven times already, and if I didn’t get one I’m not gonna get one.
In ten words, he showed more class than some of his now former castmates.
I would rather say nothing than to cause more trouble.
That's a mature response. You don't stop caring about someone just because they said something stupid. You definitely don't throw them under the bus for the sake of your career. Especially when they're the reason you have a career.
I'm looking at you, Darlene and DJ. And Darlene's daughter whose name I never bothered learning.
We can argue if ABC should've or shouldn't have canceled "Roseanne." But regardless of Roseanne's tweet, the intent of the tweet, the result of the tweet, it was disappointing to see her costars disown her so quickly when simple silence, like John Goodman, may have been the less douchey way to go. Roseanne typed some words. They weren't good words. But it's not like she trapped people in a room and jizzed on a ficus.