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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.”

The tweet is obliquely referencing a popular far right conspiracy theory known as ‘QAnon’ or ‘The Storm’, which seems to be Pizzagate on steroids.

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!

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.

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.

There’s no word yet on if, or when, the Roseanne reboot will reach Australian screens.