John Goodman Breaks Silence On Roseanne Cancellation

"I wasn't going to get an Emmy anyway."

Just days after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet caused ABC to cancel her Roseanne reboot, her longtime co-star John Goodman has finally spoken up.

In some footage obtained by ET Goodman claimed he hadn't really been following all the controversy across Twitter saying, "I don't know anything about it. I don't read [Twitter]".

The 65-year-old addressed the videographer saying, "It's not that I disrespect you guys, I would just rather say nothing than to cause more trouble".

When asked about the rumours that his character could potentially be involved in a spin-off Goodman shrugged off the idea, saying he hadn't heard anything about it.

Before getting in his car the cameraman questioned Goodman on how he felt now that ABC pulling the show may have impacted his chances at winning an Emmy.

John Goodman Responds To Roseanne Criticism Fallout Racist Tweet
Goodman played Dan Conner on 'Roseanne' since the show began airing in 1988. Image: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images.

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway," the actor responded, "I've been up there 12 times already, and if I didn't get one by now I'm not gonna get one".

The actor has actually been nominated 11 times, seven of those for his role as Dan Conner in Roseanne. In 2007 he won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. 

Goodman is one of Barr's few collaborators who has attempted to bite his tongue in the fallout of the show's cancellation, and subsequent halt to ABC's "For Your Consideration" campaign for the series.

Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene Conner on the series since its debut (and won two Emmy Awards for it) has been vocal on Twitter along with co-stars Michael Fishman and Emma Kenney and consulting producer Wanda Skyes.

Barr has since said she has "forgiven" Gilbert, but still continues to retweet messages of support saying her initial tweet insulting Valerie Jarrett was "insensitive" but not racist.

Featured image: Getty images.