Hooray, Roseanne Barr Is Tweeting Bonkers Conspiracy Theory Crap Again
People are calling for a boycott of her show.
The highly-anticipated reboot of ’90s working-class sitcom Roseanne has hit television screens in the US, reportedly pulling in a massive 25 million viewers on its March 27 premiere. To help celebrate her success, star Roseanne Barr has logged on to remind us that she believes in a bewildering amount of delightfully cooked conspiracy theories.
On March 30, Roseanne Barr — who plays the titular Roseanne — tweeted this from her personal account: “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.”
QAnon alleges that high-profile US politicians (mostly Democrats) and various other famous people are involved in child sex-trafficking rings, and that President Trump is breaking them up and arresting those involved in their operation.
The theory is believed to come from online message board 4Chan, where an anonymous user known as “QAnon” or simply “Q” propagated the theory, based on a baffling array of suspicions and paranoia.
As well as that tweet, which she later deleted, Barr has repeatedly asked online for “Q” to contact her with more information. Extremely normal stuff to believe in!
?roooooooooooooo-seanne/you don’t have to go to the alt-right?
— Allen Ventano (@AllenVentano) March 30, 2018
However, it’s a good reminder that Roseanne Barr is a pretty famous Trump-loving conspiracy theorist, who is well known for believing in other bizarre stuff like lizard-people running the government.
— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) March 29, 2018
It remains to be seen just how much of Barr’s far-right ideas will infiltrate the Conner family on TV, but it has already been established that Roseanne Conner is a Trump supporter — a move that’s has been met with a fair degree of consternation from the public, including calls for a boycott.
Roseanne Conner: I voted for Trump because he talked about jobs.
Roseanne Barr: I voted for Trump because he's going to expose the lizard people who run a child sex ring out of a pizza restaurant.
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) March 31, 2018
Dear #ABC this family is not watching Roseanne Barr. That show was just more trump TV. She promotes conspiracy theories in private life, and the show promotes more of the division and hateful wisecracks borrowed from trump himself. #BoycottRoseanne
— Anne Adams (@shortreddog) April 1, 2018
I'm a big fan of Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, and John Goodman. Having said that, I wouldn't watch Roseanne if it was the only thing on TV. I don't understand why those fine actors would even agree to participate. I will not support anybody who supports Trump. #BoycottRoseanne .
— Elizabeth Lee (@touraloura) March 27, 2018
There’s no word yet on if, or when, the Roseanne reboot will reach Australian screens.