Actress Roseanne Bar has rebuffed her bosses at ABC Entertainment on Tuesday. She claims that, despite attempts by the company to stop her from talking about political themes on her show, the next season will be "even braver" and more "timely."
Barr's comments came after ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey claimed that the show next season would be less political.
“I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on towards the end of last season, which is away from politics and towards family,” Dungey told reporters on Tuesday, according to Breitbart.
Dungey's statement has led many conservatives to express disappointment with the company for its decision. Matt Drudge, for example, tweeted that "corporate cannibals" are simply "stripping Roseanne of her fun."
In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, Roseanne Barr made is very clear that she doesn't care that people are angry she's supporting President Trump, according to Fox News.
"Oh yeah, people are mad about that," she said, after being asked about her support for President Trump. "But you know, I don't care."
Roseanne Barr has been very open and proud that her character is a working-class Trump supporter.
“I mean, everybody had to choose for themselves, according to their own conscience, who they felt was the lesser of two evils,” she said of the 2016 election. “You know, everybody chose that, so I’m not going to put anybody down who didn’t vote like me. This is America, it’s a free country, and when you weigh it all together, I just felt like we needed a whole new thing. All the way. Bottom to top.”
Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene on the television show, clarified in a separate interview that the Connors are not a pro-Trump family, and the television show is not intended to be "pro-Trump." Rather, she says, the show intends to display what happens when politics divide a family.
"Roseanne" debuted to tremendous ratings for ABC earlier this year. Reports are claiming that 18.1 million viewers watched the television show. Barr plays a Trump supporter on the show who clashes politically with her pro-Hillary family members. The actress was also a Trump supporter in real life, too, despite running for president in the Green Party and holding progressive social and economic views.
When asked by Fox News, ABC did not respond when pressed about changing the network's approach to "Roseanne."
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