Roseanne Barr is basking in the glory of success and it’s driving liberals mad.
The reboot of the “Roseanne Show” took a seemingly big risk by featuring a pro-Trump main character in a deeply polarized political climate, but the veteran comedian is reaping the rewards, despite growing liberal backlash.
New ratings numbers show that the original and impressive 18 million viewers reported to have watched the reboot premier last Tuesday was way off base. Roseanne defied Hollywood and the liberal media by raking in a whopping 25 million viewers, and there are no signs she’s slowing down.
To tease this week’s show that will air, Tuesday 7pm CST on ABC, Roseanne launched a few tweets, that naturally triggered some on the left:
S10 E03 "Roseanne Gets the Chair"
a great episode!
TOMMOROW ON ABC
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 3, 2018
Only if it’s the electric one.. https://t.co/PcqdjsjsFB
— 45IsaDraftDodging/ChildRapist (@VetPissedAt1Y45) April 3, 2018
It probably isn't what we are hoping it is. https://t.co/5kRN4IJyKe
— Smartassicus (@Smartassicus) April 3, 2018
— Amanda Wilson (@WilsonAmanda) April 3, 2018
Now, there’s a new idea! *Sigh.*
Stay away you snowflake! Nobody wants you to watch
— Debbie Palica (@DPalica408) April 3, 2018
No thank you. PS…are you imitating your President…”TOMMOROW”
— MAT (@Mookie1969) April 3, 2018
Late last week, Roseanne teased the upcoming episode with a more hard-hitting tweet, and the responses that came back were even more unhinged:
the next episode shows Harris (my tv granddaughter) calling me a stupid old hillbilly-watch how I handle her and her very liberal mother!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 30, 2018
You are your own worst enemy Roseanne Barr. My family & I watched the reboot but won’t watch any more episodes. I watched the show’s 1st run & enjoyed it but you went cray cray in real life. I won’t support divisiveness when the USA is in crisis. #Cult45 #MAGATS #TraitorTrump
— Vivian Kasey (@lbkasey) April 1, 2018
Damn it. I love your show and love the new ones, and I’ve supported you to all my liberal friends but I’m getting so discouraged. It’s starting to look like you only care to entertain your MAGA audience. Not sure I can continue
— nicole (@NicoleVedEnvy) March 30, 2018
Hoping your show will be cancelled soon.
— ArmchairWarrior (@CrumbyVh) April 1, 2018
It is not only your granddaughter,
We all call you a stupid old hillbilly!
— Ali Foroughi (@alforoughi) April 1, 2018
As much backlash and vitriol that Roseanne’s tweet received, she also saw even more support. Even from liberals who said they are tired of all of the political fighting and welcome the show’s message:
One of my best friends dropped the Republican party last year. He is still one of my best friends.
— BCL (@bmaibc) April 1, 2018
The beauty of the show is it crosses the political boundaries and I honestly think Roseanne will be able to bridge the deep division we’re going through. Hugs from Mobile!
— BamaChick (@BamaChi70040414) April 3, 2018
And others, seemed to be on to something:
Paradoxically, the more success that @therealroseanne has actually increases the likelihood that her show will be either targeted or outright canceled . Or both.
— Victor (@VictorConservat) March 31, 2018
As predicted by many, the left will be out in force to try to silence Roseanne. The New York Times launched a scathing opinion piece basically calling for people to avoid the show.
Conservatives saw it coming from a mile away:
— nina (@NinarCelina) April 3, 2018
So, the fight continues, but Trump supporters are vowing nothing will stop them from tuning in.
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