Everyone needs a little nostalgia here and there, and there’s no better place to look than to entertainment for it. Whether it’s music that sounds like it’s from the 80’s, or neon colors making a comeback, or a movie that has all your favorite icons from movies and video games from the past, it’s just fun to look back on a simpler time.
That’s certainly a big part of the reason that ABC brought the old fan favorite TV show Roseanne back after two decades gathering dust in America’s collective memory.
And when something seems like it sells, the industry likes to run with it. So when the “new” Roseanne, in which Roseanne Barr reprises her role as the iconic “Domestic Goddess” only this time as a Trump supporter, premiered on March 27, 2018, to about 10 percent higher viewership than the original series’ final episode, producers thought they were on to something big.
Never mind, of course, that the population of the country is 20 percent higher than it was in 1997, and never mind the fact that the demographic for Roseanne was a larger part of the population in 1997 than it is now.
So the star can do no wrong, right?
Not true for Roseanne Barr, unfortunately. The shrill-voiced diva who once grabbed her crotch while singing the national anthem in the middle of a baseball doubleheader between the Padres and the Reds isn’t just playing a Trumpster on television. She is one in real life.
After her own unsuccessful run at the presidency, Roseanne endorsed fellow pussy-grabber Donald Trump for some reason, although there were rumors that she had been a little “off” for a number of years.
Now she’s gone full-on batshit crazy.
Apparently she subscribes to a conspiracy theory popular among Trump fanatics that there are sex rings being run by the “deep state” that the right is convinced exists — a lá “Pizzagate” — that Trump himself is helping to combat:
President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 31, 2018
Journalists, politicians, and TV personalities all tore into Barr’s nonsense, with the New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman, MSNBC producer Michael Tomaso, and Howard Dean all weighing in.
Who knows how much longer ABC will stand for their new cash cow sounding like a kook out in public, or how much longer Americans will put up with the garbage coming out of her face.
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