Roseanne Barr recently returned to the airwaves with a revival of her hit 90's television show Roseanne. This time around, however, the Connors are mostly comprised of Trump supporters, which has caused a great deal of controversy among some viewers who believe Trump's behavior shouldn't be normalized or implicitly supported on mainstream television, and others who believe it's healthy for a more conservative perspective to be represented in the media.
Barr also happens to be a staunch supporter of the President in real life, a fact she defended to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show this past Monday, April 30.
Jimmy Fallon: People aren't so happy that you said you are a Trump supporter. Roseanne: I don't give a ****. https://t.co/vxhSxtSEqr— Alex 🇺🇸 (@Alex 🇺🇸)1525228741.0
When Fallon mentioned many are unhappy she supports President Trump, Roseanne replied with her trademark aplomb:
I don't give a f**k.
@billboard Solid defense, Rosie. I'm sure this will go over well 🤔😂 https://t.co/8NnHZQMZj0— THE Goat Gang (@THE Goat Gang)1525207514.0
I mean, everybody had to choose for themselves, according to their own conscience, who they felt was the lesser of two evils.
This is America, it's a free country, and you know, when you weigh it all together, you know, I just felt like we needed a whole new thing. All the way. Bottom to top.
@SoCal4Trump ‘Some’ people don’t like it yet many people love it that @therealroseanne supports her President.— Echo of Conscience (@Echo of Conscience)1525229325.0
Roseanne responded similarly to a line of questioning from late night host Jimmy Kimmel not so long ago:
Though Roseanne unabashedly voted for President Trump, she's not completely blind to his faults, but also believes he was the lesser of two evils. She explained her view on liberals to Kimmel:
I'm still the same, you all moved. You all went so f***ing far out, you lost everything. You want Pence? You want Pence for the frickin' president? Well, then zip that fucking lip.
Roseanne Barr advised Trump-hating comedian Jimmy Kimmel to “zip that f***en lip” unless he’s actively rooting for… https://t.co/uxBCFNLZY8— Jack Ralph (@Jack Ralph)1521845324.0
Roseanne airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8pm! No matter how you feel about her politics, there's no denying Barr still knows how to crack a joke. Here's her full interview with Fallon, where they reminisce about her first appearance on The Tonight Show.