Stupid opinions about the “Roseanne” reboot have been almost as prolific as gun stupidity. Wait, that’s not even possible. Scratch that. But still, stupidity abounds. Might be contagious.
In the wake of my Roseanne article I've been contacted by multiple people at ABC who've told me there's a real discomfort among many of the employees with the propagandist nature of the reboot and a feeling that the project is meant to monetize Trump's base.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) March 31, 2018
Rob Lowe, however, had a reasonable take.
The secret to @therealroseanne massive ratings is that it celebrates people with huge political differences who are able to laugh and love together as they passionately disagree.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) March 30, 2018
Reasonable Take Rob Lowe (see Rob Lowe Patriotically Owns a Liberal Troll on Memorial Day and Rob Lowe Riles up Angry Liberals With Bernie Sanders Tweet…) has been a recent celebrity favorite of mine. Entertainment now is judged by how much it hates people who voted for Trump. It’s how liberals define comedy. Not making people laugh. Not writing clever lines. No, making themselves feel warm and fuzzy about their political choices. Transwomen allowed to pee next to little girls, and the Trumpers hate it. Lol, lol.
“Roseanne,” instead, showed Trump supporters as something other than subhuman basement dwellers, feeding off the souls of prepubescent, gay, cross-dressing imps. Something Lowe thinks is a good idea.
And leftists think is booty.
Yeah, NO, Rob. The secret to Roseanne's ratings are the numbers of white people who want to be reassured that their love of trump and the GOP has nothing to do with racism.
Because it does.
— MarthaHC in Va (@wtf_imtooold) March 31, 2018
Hi, is this ‘bad take’ Rob Lowe? pic.twitter.com/uiyuvNsPFU
— Cristian Zuniga (@LandofZuni) March 31, 2018
Ok, that one was at least funny.
You, and she, are ignoring every single woman & person of color this administration violates every single day.
Signed, someone you once hit on in a Tower Records
— Anne B (@abroshar) March 31, 2018
He must have been drunk. Also, what’s a Tower Records?
— Maysoon Zayid (@maysoonzayid) April 1, 2018
Yes, Rob Lowe’s privilege. For saying it was nice there’s TV show that doesn’t dehumanize the political opposition. One sidedly. Thankfully we had Twitter to the rescue to prove his point.
As an aside, I finally got to watch the reboot, and it was ok. Parts of it were hysterical. But it felt like they were trying to cram all politics into two episodes and felt rushed. But if you’re an oldhead like me who loved the original series, I’d definitely check it out.