Roseanne Barr and John Goodman Say They're Not Shying Away From Controversy on 'Roseanne' Revival (Exclusive)
The co-stars talked to ET about the importance of depicting a real American family on screen.The stars of the Roseanne revival caught up with ET's Nischelle Turner at the TV reboot's premiere in Los Angeles on Friday where they explained how they aren't shying away from controversy on the show.
Actress Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a tweet apparently indicating support for an online conspiracy theory claiming President Trump Donald John Trump Germans think Trump is more dangerous to world peace than Kim Jong Un and Putin
Roseanne Barr faces backlash over Trump conspiracy theory tweet Actress Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a
Actress Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a tweet apparently indicating support for an online conspiracy theory claiming President Trump is involved in combating a global trafficking ring tied to the "deep state."
In a tweet posted Friday night, the "Roseanne" star alleged that Trump was breaking up human trafficking rings and freeing "hundreds" of children in sex slavery around the world every month.
"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," the actress wrote.
'Roseanne' reboot picks up where show left off, adds Trump
When the reboot of "Roseanne" premieres on ABC on Tuesday, it picks up where the show left off in 1997 — with one notable difference.For the reboot, Roseanne will be at odds with her sister Jackie, played by Laurie Metcalf, over President Donald Trump.Roseanne Barr says she thought it was important to show how the Conner family deals with the same issues that many American families currently face."It shows people's different opinions and how they resolve them," Barr said at the New York premiere of the show on Monday night.
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Roseanne Barr has been criticised for tweeting her support for a right wing conspiracy theory , which claims that Donald Trump is tackling a global trafficking rings. "President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world," she wrote. "Hundreds each month."
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)
Barr's tweet was initially met with widespread confusion, with New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeting simply, "What?"
What?- Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT)
Journalists quickly noted that Barr's claim appeared to indicate her support for athat alleges the existence of a massive child-trafficking ring linked to rogue elements in the government tied to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
Roseanne Barr recalls confronting John Goodman about drinking problem
John Goodman has been fairly open about his past struggles with alcoholism. Even now, as he makes the press rounds for the revival season of Roseanne, the actor doesn’t shy away from talking about it. Accompanied by costar Roseanne Barr on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Tuesday, both Goodman and Barr discussed how she confronted him about his drinking problem during production on the original show. “She was scared for me, but she was more confrontational,” Goodman recalled. “She’d already had a husband go through the process.” Though she could have chosen to keep quiet on the issue, Barr — who admitted she’s always had a crush on Goodman — decided she had to intervene. “Me and John, we have a friendship off the show, too,” she said. “John has held my head when I was barfing in a bar. I drank too much, too. I still do. I didn’t give up like John,” she cracked. Goodman, who has said in the past that he also drank during filming of the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski, revealed his poison was “anything that was wet and of a certain proof.” He added, “The last four years were pretty bad, and I was drinking at work and [Barr] was scared for me. I was ashamed of myself, but I couldn’t stop.” He’s since been sober for the past eight years. While Goodman appreciated Barr speaking up about his alcoholism when she did, looking out for her castmates is something that came naturally to her. “I was pissed at everybody,” she said. “Like, I found out the crew was letting Sara Gilbert smoke pot with them and I was f–king furious over that. I called her mom, I called everybody’s mom. Lecy [Goranson] was having trouble, too. I called her parents. I’m Jewish and I’m a mother.
Actress Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a tweet apparently indicating support for an online conspiracy theory claiming President Trump is involved in combating a global trafficking ring tied to the "deep state." In a tweet posted Friday night
Roseanne Barr under fire for conspiracy tweets . Rosie O'Donnell: Trump is loathed in America. LeBron James: Trump is dividing us. "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
The conspiracy has been traced to an anonymous user identified as "Q" or "QAnon" on the online message board 4Chan. Twitter users noted that Barr has mentioned Qas recently as November.
The conspiracy theory is similar to the "Pizzagate" theory that led to a man firing shots inside a Washington, D.C., pizzeria in 2016 in an attempt to "investigate" the claims.
Barr's tweet led to backlash from members of the media, Democrats and other public figures, including former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, who slammed Barr's network, ABC, for giving her a platform.
Barr mirrors Trump's supporters, b/c she is one. ABC's going after these folks by reviving her series. Conspiracy theories coming? A complex world over simplified? Watch out Fox, real competition. There's a race on for the most ignorant viewers! NPR listeners please don't move!- John Dean (@JohnWDean)
Michael Tomaso, a former MSNBC producer, wrote back, calling the president that Barr was praising "fictional."
Roseanne Barr Says George Clooney 'Didn't Want to Come on' Roseanne Revival: 'That Was a Bummer'
Though he made a lasting impression on the original Roseanne series, George Clooney turned down the offer to return for the reboot. Hours before the revival premiered Tuesday on ABC, Roseanne Barr revealed the actor, 56, declined a possible cameo after playing Booker Brooks, the Wellman Plastics supervisor/foreman of Roseanne and Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), in 11 episodes when the series first aired in 1988. “Well, George Clooney didn’t want to come on — so that was a bummer, but he lives in Italy,” Barr, 65, told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show.
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The only people shocked & outraged by her descent into madness are the people who haven't looked at her tweets for the past 2+ years. From Pizzagate to Seth Rich to Chemtrails, her timeline has been a heartbreaking nightmare of batshittery for a long, long time.
"This fictional president sounds amazing! Especially compared to the real one who's been repeatedly retweeting white supremacist linked groups the last two years," he wrote.
This fictional president sounds amazing! Especially compared to the real one who's been repeatedly retweeting white supremacist linked groups the last two years- Michael Tomaso (@michaeltomaso)
"Where is the evidence for this???? As far as I can tell this is completely untrue. Name times and places please," wrote former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean.
Where is the evidence for this???? As far as I can tell this is completely untrue. Name times and places please.- Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean)
Despite the criticism, Barr later doubled down on the message, but said she would refrain from mentioning it further because it invited "bullying" from critics.
"i thought today was a good day to talk about freeing kids from sex slavery, since it is Passover. I didn't realize that so many were not aware of it. Anyway, no more opinions from me on twitter, it invites bullying. Moving on," she wrote in a tweet late Friday.
Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on show reboot
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Comedian Roseanne Barr faced backlash for embracing conspiracy theories in tweets . CNN' s Brynn Gingras reports.
Barr has a long history of controversial tweets , including posts about pro- Trump conspiracy theories . But even by her low standards, Tuesday' s remarks were egregious. Barr is a supporter of President Trump in real life and on the show. Trump praised the debut saying, " Over 18 million people!
i thought today was a good day to talk about freeing kids from sex slavery, since it is Passover. I didn't realize that so many were not aware of it. Anyway, no more opinions from me on twitter, it invites bullying. Moving on.- Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne)
Barr, an outspoken supporter of the president on social media,as recently as Wednesday when the president called the actress to congratulate her on the ratings success of the reboot of her show, "Roseanne."
The show prominently features Barr's politics as a Trump supporter, while other members of her on-screen family tend to be more liberal.
"We just kind of had a private conversation but we talked about a lot of things and he's just happy for me," Barr later told ABC's "Good Morning America" of the call.
"QAnon", the conspiracy theory that fascinates supporters of Donald Trump
For almost a year, the mysterious "Q" reveals on the Internet a so-called conspiracy theory that finds a growing echo with supporters of Donald Trump.
On June 15, Matthew P. Wright got behind the wheel of an armored truck, armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and a pistol. He then traveled about 30 kilometers between Henderson, a city in the suburbs of Las Vegas where he came from, and the bridge overlooking the Hoover dam in Nevada. This is where the 30-year-old stopped his car for nearly 90 minutes, blocking traffic and forcing the police to intervene. His claims, inscribed in red pen on a sheet of paper, referred to "QAnon", a conspiracy movement that is gaining momentum across the country and even in themeetings. Since then, Matthew P. Wright has been sleeping in prison, but the movement continues to be talked about.
- Mark A. Mills (@ MarkAMills1) I was there, he let my truck go by ... This is the sogn he was holding up.
Last Tuesday, "QAnon" was again in the spotlight at a Donald Trump meeting in Tampa , Florida, where several people were noticed in the public sporting "QAnon" t-shirts and signs saying "We are Q". At the weekend, similar messages were found in Pennsylvania or Ohio, at each of the meetings of the US President, currently campaigning to support Republican candidates for the mid-term elections. Enough to awaken the curiosity of all America.Information "secret defense" unveiled
The mysterious "Q" or "QAnon" is an enigmatic figure who would be in possession of classified information secret defense. From October 2017, she started posting messages on the 4chan site, a particularly controversial forum, ensuring that a criminal organization involving the Clinton, Obama, Rothschild, powerful investor George Soros, stars of Hollywood and other members of the world elite would secretly run the country. The purpose of "Q"? Warn the Americans against this machination and tell them that there is an extraordinary ploy to counter it. The theory has been emulated and "Q" now has supporters.
"QAnon" distils from other information on the Internet. It talks about pedophile networks in particular. A topic that is reminiscent of the theory advocated by some supporters of Donald Trump during the last campaign that prominent Democrats close to Hillary Clinton mistreat children in the premises of a quiet family pizzeria in Washington. A madness that almost ended in tragedy in December 2016, when a man fired an assault rifle at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, without doing any injuries.Trump saves America
In this parallel reality, supporters of "QAnon" obviously imagine Donald Trump savior of the homeland. According to them, the Russian investigation, which poisons the beginning of the US president's term, would be a clever strategy developed by the billionaire. The latter would have purposely claimed to be in cahoots with Moscow in order to work in secret with the special prosecutor Robert Mueller to defeat the great criminal network that threatens the country. The Americans must be ready, insists "Q", for the response of Donald Trump, an imminent "storm" which, by means of arrests, will bring down the machination and return the power to the people.
"For me, 'Q' it's the people who reveal the truth," the Washington Post told a man wearing a "QAnon" T-shirt who was attending last Thursday's Donald Trump rally in Pennsylvania. "Trump is only showing the way." For followers of this conspiracy theory are convinced that the US president sent them a signal in October when he warned journalists against "calm before the storm." Several celebrities, such as actress Roseanne Barr, founder of the website Alex Jones Infowars or former baseball player Curt Schilling have already referred to "QAnon", but it is impossible to measure its real popularity.Real risks for public order?
According to Joseph Uscinski, a specialist in conspiracy theories at the University of Miami, "QAnon" remains a "marginal" movement involving "a very small number of people". "Do not compare his popularity with the theories surrounding Kennedy's assassination," he told the Guardian. Nevertheless, the theories relayed worry the authorities. QAnon "contains all the elements that could launch an uprising, incite violence or even push for a political revolt," said a former FBI agent, Clint Watts, on MSNBC. "It seems to me to be a really dangerous phenomenon, especially when you see that some tie it to the president and his meetings."
In Arizona, for example, an association of war veterans set out to find the pedophile networks mentioned by "Q". In early June, she thought she could get her hands on evidence of child trafficking in an abandoned industrial hangar in Tucson. The group has posted dozens of videos on the Internet to report on the progress of its research and seek the help of Internet users. Since then, his president Michael Meyer has been arrested by the police. This kind of excesses led the White House to react. "The president condemns and denounces any group that incites violence," spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said last Wednesday.
Not discouraged, the followers of "Q" on the contrary rejoiced online to see their movement evoked in the White House. For its most fervent supporters, this is no doubt: Donald Trump himself sows clues validating their theory. In Tampa on Tuesday, he said he went to Washington "some 17 times" before being elected. And he keeps pinning the "17 angry Democrats" who are investigating the Russian file. Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet.
Roseanne Barr Talks Donald Trump, Wants to Be Prime Minister of Israel .
Roseanne Barr said at the Jerusalem Post Conference on Sunday, April 29, that she wants to move to Israel and run for prime minister — and she also talked about her phone call from Donald Trump. The Roseanne star, 65, got a call from the president, who congratulated her on the success of the reboot […]The Roseanne star, 65, got a call from the president, who congratulated her on the success of the reboot of her ABC sitcom, which reunites the Conner family, with Barr as the Trump-loving matriarch.