ABC star Richard Schiff told DailyMailTV that network bosses should not have fired Roseanne Barr because of her racist tweet.
Schiff, star of ABC's primetime drama The Good Doctor and a prominent Democratic activist, said it should have been left up to the audience to decide whether to watch Barr's comedy of the same name.
Barr was canceled by ABC and his show was canceled when a tweet compared to Valerie Jarrett, adviser to President Obama, African-American, with an "ape".
ABC said the tweet was "abhorrent, disgusting and inconsistent with our values", and ended the second season of the revived television series. Instead, they will show The Conners, with the character of Roseanne dead.
But Schiff, 63, said that it is up to the public to judge the behavior of those who make and star in shows, rather than chain executives, and says that Roseanne was a comedic actress who dealt with very social issues. important & # 39;
Schiff's intervention in the debate provides unexpected support from a prominent liberal for Barr, a Trump supporter.
The former West Wing star has campaigned for Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders and has expressed support for the Democratic Party.
Support: Richard Schiff, star of ABC's The Good Doctor, told DailyMailTV that he is not comfortable with the role of Roseanne Barr on the ABC show ending with his racist tweet.
Infamous: Roseanne Barr's tweet triggered a firestorm that ended his ABC career, something Schiff tells DailyMailTV that he should have left viewers to decide
Back to the business: instead of Roseanne, ABC will show The Conners, a spin-off with the rest of the cast in which the character of Roseanne was murdered
The good doctor: Richard Schiff plays Dr. Aaron Glassman, along with Fred Murphy, of Freddie Highmore, who is a young surgical autistic resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
He told DailyMailTV: "For me, it just becomes a dangerous place where someone talks badly, it could be what they really believe, it could be what they try to get attention right now.
& # 39; And then being kicked out, she did not do anything physically to anyone.
"I understand the sensitivity of racial issues and gender issues and all those things, and would not it be great if we were all nice and charming people? But we are not.
"I just think we're going to dangerous territory when we start to deprive people of the possibility of making a living for something they said was out of place." I find it difficult.
Instead, he suggested, it should be the viewers' decision to decide if their program was still popular or if their tweets drove them to disconnect.
"The way you regulate that, in my opinion, is that if you do not like what he says and you want to put a point, then do not look at it," he said.
& # 39; If you do not like what she says, explain it. Do not watch her, do not support her, do not buy tickets for her shows, do not buy products that advertise if she is on television.
"I think it's a difficult and sensitive path, to start banning tweets from people, it bothers me." & # 39;
He added: "Exaggerated reaction to every little thing. I think they have incited us up and down to get our worst sides.
& # 39; To throw hate and throw judgment at all times. And it is dangerous and leads to things like this.
& # 39; And going to go both ways. Good people will be eliminated because they said something inappropriate.
"I just do not think we should put socks in people's mouths, even when they are scandalous, I just do not think so." If they are inciting violence, that is another ball game, that is illegal. If you are inciting hate groups, that is illegal. I understand it and I understand it.
Roseanne has said that she was in Ambien when she tweeted – which she is repeating in an upcoming interview with Dr. Oz – and apologized for it, although she also said: "I thought the b *** was white."
When asked about Roseanne's announcement that he was working on the ideas of the program, he reacted: "If he wants to make a comeback, it's fine with me." She should do what she wants and Roseanne always did and I'm kind of sad about that to be honest.
"I do not fully understand the virulent that reaches people, I know that his statement was scandalous.
"I will miss her voice as a comedy actress dealing with some very important social problems in her program."
He also lent his support to Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader after racist tweets from his teens emerged this summer, saying he deserved a second chance.
"You know the poor baseball player who tweeted horrible things, no doubt, racist and stupid," Schiff said.
"He was seventeen years old, he was in high school, in a small town and he did not think twice at that time, now he is an adult, now he has matured, now he has experience in life and people of different racial cultures and different countries of everyone, and has changed.
And he has to pay the price of something he did six, seven years ago, when he was a child. And I just think, that only bothers me.
Schiff is one of the leaders in The Good Doctor as Dr. Aaron Glassman, along with Shaun Murphy of Freddie Highmore, who is a wise and autistic young resident in surgery at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
Liberal icons: Richard Schiff played Toby Ziegler in the west wing, the success of Arron Sorkin on an ultra-liberal white house led by Martin Sheen's Jeb Bartlett. Schiff has campaigned for Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders
Give it a shot: Schiff tells DailyMailTV that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader deserves credit for maturing after the racist and homophobic tweets from six or more years ago.
Sympathy: Schiff said about Josh Hader's tweets that included these that he has to pay the price for something he did six, seven years ago, when he was a kid. And I just think, that only bothers me.
Another apology: Norm Macdonald was also involved in the storm that surrounded Roseanne when he went to bat for her and for Louis C.K.
ABC will broadcast the second season starting on September 24.
Schiff blamed Donald Trump for the environment in the country.
– Well, that's where it comes from, it starts from the top down, it starts with someone who incites hatred. It is inciting violence, it is inciting civil war, in my opinion, "he said.
"And when you start attacking someone for a stupid comment, that fuels their desire to divide us in the middle."
"So I do not want to think of Roseanne as an enemy because he said something really stupid and offensive, I just do not want to, I'm not going to continue down that road.
"It starts with the president of the United States, trying to find ways to divide us and create violence in the end, and I do not want to be a part of that."
Schiff spoke exclusively with DailyMailTV while attending the sixth Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament of TV Legend Ed Asner raising funds for autism in Los Angeles.
Schiff's comments come from the fact that comedian Norm Macdonald faces a firestorm by insinuating that Roseanne and Louis C.K. I deserved a second chance.
Macdonald's comments saw Jimmy Fallon cancel an appearance on Tuesday's Tonight Show, then Macdonald told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday that his comments had been misinterpreted, only to create more controversy.
In his initial interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said: "I think that at some point he will end up with a person of completely innocent fame putting a gun to his head and putting an end to it … That's my guess … I know a couple of people have had this happen to him. . & # 39;
Friends: Schiff spoke when he joined a huge list of Hollywood stars, including Tom Arnold, Kate Linder, Steven Weber, REM Mills and Eric Roberts, at the 6th Annual Celebrity Night of the Poker Tournament at Ace As & Friends.
When asked who he was referring to, he said it was "Louis and Roseanne."
He added: & # 39; Roseanne was so divided [after her show’s reboot was canceled] I got Louis to call her, even though Roseanne was very hard on Louis before that.
"Of course, people will go, & # 39; What about the victims? & # 39; But you know that? The victims did not have to go through that. & # 39;
He also added: "I'm glad that the #MeToo movement has slowed down a bit … that guy from Chris Hardwick, I really thought he had the blunt end of the cane."
His interview with Stern to clean up the controversy had the opposite effect when he said: "I never defended them. I am completely behind the #MeToo movement. & # 39;
He continued, "I'd have to have Down syndrome to not feel sorry – #MeToo is what he wants for his daughters, and he wants that to be the future world, of course."
That led him to be reprimanded by disability activists for his language.
Schiff spoke when he joined a large list of Hollywood stars, including Tom Arnold, Kate Linder, Steven Weber, REM Mills and Eric Roberts, at the 6th annual Celebrity Night of the Poker Tournament of As Ace and Friends .
The night benefits the new The Ed Asner Family Center, dedicated to helping people with different abilities, with special needs, to cultivate and cultivate self-confidence and to embrace and support their families.
Schiff said of his friend: "Support Ed Asner no matter where he is, what he is doing and what he wants him to do. I love man
& # 39; I have a son with autism and we have connected on that subject. I am happy to be able to help him and I am glad that many people have left. "