How Roseanne revival is addressing politics in a different way than most

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"I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn't, so it's just realistic".

If you're thinking, hey, wait a minute, those don't sound like new shows, congratulations for paying attention.

"That's your opinion", Roseanne Barr said to a reporter who had suggested Donald Trump was a xenophobe.

Roseanne Barr said her character's support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom "Roseanne" is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show's roots.

The actresses attended Sunday's awards ceremony wearing black in honour of the Time's Up initiative, which was problematic for viewers considering she's been an outspoken Trump supporter.

The show's creators didn't say if any other characters will be portrayed as Trump supporters. And especially about polarization in the family, and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American.

The entire cast of Roseanne, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf, were reportedly at the TCA panel this past week, which took place in California to promote the returning series. "The working class has been underrepresented in politics and on television, and this just felt like a wonderful opportunity to give a voice to some of those people".

Roseanne Barr thinks she'd be a better choice than President Oprah.

Gilbert tried to get her TV mom to walk away from the controversy bait by asking if Roseanne was "sure" she wanted to go there.

And though her TV alter ego supports Trump, Barr sats the president "says a lot of insane s-".

"There are a lot of things he's said and done I don't agree with, like there's probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said that you don't agree with", she continued. Goodman's Dan Conner died in the finale, to be explained through Roseanne's dreams and writing.

Executive producer Whitney Cummings said that sometimes you have to vote for what you think of the "lesser of two evils" when you're poor.

"What we wanted to do was find a way for this family, which represents a cross-section of values and beliefs, and get a debate going in an honest and real way - whether that's pro- or anti-Trump or Jill Stein, it was really about getting dialogue going in an honest way", Helford said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. People feel like they can't disagree and still love and talk to each other.

Most obviously, Barr herself voted for Trump.

But part of the appeal of Roseanne has always been its star's refusal to stay on message, to say what she really thinks, to call out the worst things about America where she sees them.