The “Roseanne” reboot hasn’t even premiered yet and liberals are already giving it negative reviews.
Roseanne Barr hit back at the Washington Post on Wednesday for an article that labeled her iconic role “the Trump era’s Archie Bunker,” referring to the prejudiced 1970s television character often described as a “lovable bigot.”
“Rebooted Roseanne is a proud ‘deplorable.’ Can she be the Trump era’s Archie Bunker?” the Post’s headline read.
On Twitter, Barr shared an overview of the article by the right-leaning site NewsBusters.org.
The Post piece was a reaction to the news that Barr’s TV counterpart, like the actress herself, will be a Trump supporter.
“That Roseanne Conner is now a proud ‘deplorable’ should come as no surprise, nor is it a surprise that some of Roseanne’s loved ones oppose her politics, just as Archie Bunker was hectored by his daughter and son-in-law during the Nixon years,” the Post’s Hank Stuever wrote.
Bunker, the main character in the popular sitcom “All in the Family,” was known for disliking Jews, blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities.
The Post described a first look at the new series. At the show’s start, Roseanne and her sister Jackie haven’t spoken since the 2016 election night.
“He talked about jobs, Jackie, he said to shake things up,” the TV Roseanne says of President Trump. “I know this may come as a shock to you, but we almost lost our house because of the way things were going.”
“Have you looked at the news? Because now things are worse,” Jackie replies.
“Not on the real news,” Roseanne says.
Barr countered the Post’s suggestion of bigotry with a positive message.
the roseanne show is about LOVE, thanks!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 21, 2018
According to Fox News, the actress told the press in January that she decided to make her character a Trump supporter because its “just realistic.”
“I have always … attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working class people,” she said. “And, in fact, it was working class people that elected Trump so I felt that was very real and something that needed to be discussed.”
“So whether you were pro-Trump or anti-Trump it was really about getting that dialogue going in an honest way,” Barr added.
The “Roseanne” reboot will feature the original cast, including Jon Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert. It hits screens March 27 on ABC.