Roseanne Says Revived Show Will 'Support Trump'

  • 2018-01-09
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Roseanne Says Revived Show Will 'Support Trump'
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Roseanne Barr is reviving her 1990s sitcom "Roseanne" and has announced that both the title character and her husband will be proud Trump supporters.

Barr – who herself voted for Trump in 2016 –explained that, when the iconic sitcom first premiered nearly 30 years ago, she wanted the show to be "a true reflection on the society we live in."

Nowadays, that means Trump.

"Half the people [in the country] voted for Trump and half didn't, so it's just realistic" that the fictional family, who blazed trails in the 1990s for realistically depicting a white working-class family in the Midwest would include its fair share of Trump supporters.

"I've always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and the working class people. And, in fact, it was working class people who elected Trump," Barr added. "So I felt like, yeah, that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed."

By depicting conservatives earnestly, "Roseanne" will be a rarity on network TV. Last year, ABC stoked controversy when it abruptly canceled the high-rated Tim Allen show, "Last Man Standing," which Allen claimed was likely because of his (and his character's) conservative political beliefs.

But the sitcom will include dissenting voices too. Barr added that she wanted to focus on political "polarization in the family," and help her characters find common ground in a tense political climate, calling the nation's current divisiveness "not American."

"I wanted to bring it right down the middle, and we did," she added.
 Source: AAN
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