At some point in all of our lives, we grow close to one of our favorite actors or actresses of Hollywood. Some people feel powerful every time they watch Batman pummel a villain, and others fall in love with the vampire on the big screen, wishing that they could be immortal, as well. Unfortunately, it’s just as easy to see the negative stuff our favorite actors do, and man, there sure is a lot of it. At any given time, you can look at the headlines to check out the newest celebrity gossip, and more often than not, Roseanne Barr is at the top of the page. Despite the fact that she’s faced a lot of criticism, she’s finally able to laugh it all off.Roseanne was a well-known household name from 1988 to 1997. Viewers loved the fact that Roseanne was a show that portrayed the struggles of a loving blue-collar family. The show was relatable to so many people, and plenty of those people were upset when the showed aired its final episode on May 20, 1997.
In the following decade, Roseanne Barr would take her comedy on the road doing a stand-up comedy routine. She was also the center of attention on her daytime TV show titled, none other than, The Roseanne Show. Even though Roseanne was happy doing other things, she was missing one important part of her life.
In 2018, Roseanne got back the one thing she was missing: the show, Roseanne. She missed the TV family that she spent the better part of a decade with, and she was finally reunited with them again. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t take long for things to take a drastic turn for the worse.
In an “Ambien-induced” haze, Roseanne made some undesirable comments on Twitter, which could have definitely been portrayed as racist. But according to Roseanne, she thought that former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was white and her comment wasn’t intended to have anything to do with race, but she apologized to Jarrett for her comment anyway.
In an effort to apologize, Roseanne made a public post regarding her statements, but honestly, the public didn’t buy it. And sadly, neither did the TV network. Because shortly after Roseanne’s embarrassing Twitter incident, Roseanne was canceled from TV….indefinitely, this time.
As America watched from the sidelines, the Connors said goodbye to their mother, to their wife, and to their sister. If you grew up watching Roseanne, this scene was a bit hard for you to watch without shedding a tear or two. But it was even harder for the long-running cast to perform.
It wasn’t easy for the cast to say goodbye to Roseanne, but it was especially difficult for her co-star and TV husband, John Goodman. “I was brokenhearted, but I thought, ‘O.K., it’s just show business, I’m going to let it go. But I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed. I’m a depressive anyway, so any excuse that I can get to lower myself, I will. But that had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit,” John said in an interview.
After Roseanne was canceled and the wife was no more, the network decided to do a spin-off of Roseanne, called The Connors. Even though he was back to work, John didn’t have the best mentality about the show anymore. “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” John said when he was asked how “Dan” would be portrayed in the new show. Unfortunately, they didn’t hide their feelings well enough because things aren’t looking too good for The Connors. Apparently, the network’s idea is going right down the tubes. “Last night, ‘The Conners’ was beaten by everything- ‘NCIS,’ ‘The Voice,’ etc. This was their first really objective run, no World Series, nothing to distract potential viewers,” reported ShowBiz 411. “And the total viewers were down by 180K, which is a lot, frankly. People are leaving and they’re not coming back.”
Well, isn’t that just perfect for Roseanne? She had to have known that the show was going to bomb without her, and it didn’t take long at all for it to happen, either. Isn’t that just the perfect dish of karma? Roseanne may be laughing to the bank now, but she won’t be for too much longer. Roseanne is now taking her crass personality and throwing it at the #MeToo movement, and once again, people aren’t happy about it.
The #MeToo movement draws attention to the sexual harassment that women all around the world face on a daily basis. Recently, Roseanne appeared on the Candace Owens Show, and she had plenty to say about certain topics…starting with the women of the #MeToo movement. “They’re pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favors for money,” she said when talking about why some women find themselves in men’s hotel rooms at three in the morning.
“Well, you ain’t nothing but a ho. I know a ho when I see one,” she added. She may have had some harsh words for the #MeToo women, but she had some things to say about other strong women, as well. It wasn’t really surprising when Roseanne thought that it would be a good idea to bring Kamal Harris into the conversation.
When it came to the topic of the presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, Roseanne had nothing nice to say. In reference to the fact that Harris dated the former mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown, Roseanne said: “Look at Kamala Harris, who I call Kama Sutra Harris. We all know what she did… she slept her way to the bottom,” she said. The comment came after Owens told Roseanne that she said that Harris “slept her way to the top” during a Periscope earlier that day. Apparently, Roseanne thought Owens’ insult was good enough to use!
Owens and Roseanne also spoke about Christine Blasey Ford, one of the three women who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Both Owens and Roseanne believe that Ford falsely accused Kavanaugh, and they definitely shared their opinion on the matter.
Roseanne believes that “she should be in prison,” even going so far as to say that the only reason why Ford isn’t in jail is because of her “white woman privilege.” Roseanne had a whole bunch to say on the show with Owens, and once again, she’s had to come back to explain herself. First off, Roseanne needed to make up for the uncalled comments she made about the women of the #MeToo movement, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.
During an interview with TMZ, Roseanne explained that she didn’t mean to imply that ALL of the #MeToo women were “hos,” but she made sure to add that some of the women aren’t necessarily being honest about the reality of their allegations. “I think there’s a lot of women that shouldn’t be going to their boss’s hotel room at 3 AM for career advice, and if your daughters don’t know that much you better educate them. That’s not what you do,” she said in an attempt to defend herself. She also made sure to say that victims of sexual assault should go to the police immediately, instead of waiting 15 years (like Christine Blasey Ford). Well, Roseanne, we’re not sure what’s gotten into you, but your fans are dying to hear what you say next!