John Goodman Drops Dark Hint Suggesting Fate of Roseanne
It should be noted that some of the comments that got Roseanne Barr in trouble and led to the cancellation of her eponymous show are virtually indefensible.
That being said, whatever happened to the old adage of, “I disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”?
Instead of refuting Barr’s remarks with facts or offering a well-thought-out response, ABC executives simply chose to fire and silence her. They then decided to revive the ratings juggernaut without Barr.
It’s a tactic among those on the far left that’s been all too prevalent as they continuously become the gatekeepers in 2018. Whether it’s television, print or other entertainment mediums, the power to censor absolutely has seemingly corrupted those involved.
In the case of ABC’s cancellation and subsequent rebranding of the popular “Roseanne,” the Disney-owned entertainment conglomerate apparently has taken a dark turn.
In an interview with London’s Sunday Times, John Goodman, who played Barr’s husband on the show, all but confirmed a grisly end for Barr’s character, eliminating any chance Roseanne Conner will ever reappear.
“It’s an unknown,” Goodman said about his character’s new direction on the Barr-less “Roseanne” reboot.
He then dropped the crucial and gruesome hint about Roseanne’s fate: “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
That’s a grim turn that likely will alienate what few fans of the show will want to watch “Roseanne” without Roseanne.
ABC’s decision to so permanently end Barr’s tenure on her own show speaks volumes.
Whereas some shows, such as “The Ranch” with Danny Masterson following his sexual abuse allegations, opt to write a character off with some potential of returning, ABC executives are making it crystal clear that they want the matriarch of “Roseanne” dead and buried.
It’s painfully obvious why they’re choosing to go this route.
“Roseanne” was a beloved show to many conservatives because of its honest portrayal of a working-class family and its rarely seen even-handed approach to politics — Roseanne Conner supported President Donald Trump. Obviously, it helped that Barr too was an outspoken Trump supporter.
ABC is essentially killing her off to make a statement.
Barr has defended her controversial remarks and apologized for them, but at the end of the day, if you truly care about living in a free country, it shouldn’t matter. Love or hate her comments, it was well within her rights to make them.
The fact that ABC wants to try and continue the successful show without Barr says a lot about its priorities.
Her comments were too much for network executives, but everything she helped build still prints money, for now, so that’s OK.
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