Buhbye to Roseanne

When ABC revived the Roseanne show I didn’t pay much attention. I’d seldom watched the original program and had no desire to watch the reboot. All politics aside, I always found the show to be mean spirited.

When we lived outside of Champaign, Illinois, I saw Roseanne Barr do standup live at the venerable Virginia Theater. Studly Doright was out of town that week and I got bored, so at the last minute I bought a ticket.

She was good that night. Not great. She seemed subdued, talking about how becoming a grandmother had changed her. There was nothing political about her performance, as I recall, and I gave her scant thought after I left the theater.

But these past couple of years Roseanne has become a vocal trump supporter. Her tweets on Twitter were peppered with insults aimed at Liberals, some were of a blatantly racist nature. She even embraced hardcore right wing conspiracy theories and shared them with no regard for the truth.

In spite of this, ABC brought her back into the fold hoping, perhaps, that she could keep her racist ideology under wraps long enough to make big bucks for the network. Yesterday, though, she finally went too far for ABC and parent company, Disney.

From a local ABC affiliate:

Roseanne Barr wrote early Tuesday morning, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr was responding to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to president Obama. She later deleted the tweet.

The show was quickly cancelled following the abrupt resignations of show writers, Wanda Sykes and Whitney Cummings. I’d say, “bravo, ABC,” but they knew she was a racist, right wing troll when they hired her. Public outcry was the driving force behind her termination.

So let us bid adieu to Roseanne, at least for now. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her honored for her actions by the Racist-in-Chief.

Peace, people

Here are somewhat relevant photos of The Virginia Theater in Champaign. I adore this old place.

And an even more relevant photo of a younger Roseanne grabbing her crotch during her heinous performance of the national anthem before a sporting event.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

12 thoughts on “Buhbye to Roseanne”

  1. Her pro-Trump views were unknown to me as this show returned to the airwaves. Still, I thought perhaps that was a ploy for the show rather than her personal views (obviously I was wrong). I didn’t watch the original show, nor was I interested in this one either. It always seemed like a pale imitation of “All in the Family” to me.

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  2. I did actually used to watch the original, but I had no interest in watching the reboot. I don’t believe for one second that her Roseanne character would have been a Trump supporter, ever! I knew she was a Trump supporter and I had no interest, and then the previews, she’s just seems to be shouting.

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      1. I don’t think the original had a message other than, “We aren’t the typical sitcom family.” But Roseanne has become such a right wing nut that I couldn’t help but think she was working towards a nefarious message—in spite of all the liberal writers working on the show. It was a weird dynamic.

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