Roseanne Barr On Her Character’s Death
On Tuesday’s episode of The Connors, they killed off Roseanne Barr’s character. And the actress could not be more displeased with the decision. The ABC show which is a spinoff of the cancelled sitcom Roseanne killed off Roseanne Barr in the very first episode. But the actress took to Twitter to express what she really feels about it.
ABC revived the original show earlier this year. But after an old racist tweet from Roseanne Barr resurfaced, the channel quickly called it off. Roseanne Barr gave a detailed statement dealing with how she was upset with the way the writers killed off her character. And not only did it disturb her, but was sorrowful for the fans of that family and show.
Roseanne Barr Expresses Disappointment
The Connors is the spinoff for the cancelled show Roseanne. Roseanne originally ran on television from 1988 to 1997. Then, ABC picked it up for a revival in March 2018. However, soon afterwards some racist tweets against former White House adviser coming from Roseanne Barr surfaced. Right afterwards, ABC called the show off despite Barr issuing a public apology saying that she did not mean it the way people perceive it to be.
In the first episode of The Connors, you can see Roseanne’s family three weeks into the funeral. And then they discover that she did not die from heart attack. But instead, from an opioid painkiller overdose. Shortly after this premiered, Roseanne Barr expressed her rage on Twitter saying that she was not dead. She also had more objections. Roseanne Barr also issued a carefully drafted statement in which she commented on the way they killed off her character.
The statement expressed regret on how ABC chose to kill Roseanne Connor in the show. It further said that choosing to kill her with the overdose added an unnecessary grim dimension to a happy family show. And that it was certainly a choice that the channel did not have to make. As the statement progresses, it talks about the deep impact that Roseanne Barr’s character had on society. It finally concludes by saying that,
The cancellation of Roseanne is an opportunity squandered due in equal parts to fear, hubris, and a refusal to forgive.
With the statement, it’s evident that Roseanne Barr is having difficulties absorbing that her character is no longer on The Connors.
How Did Fans React?
It’s safe to say that majority of them were not happy with this decision. And vented their feelings openly on Twitter.
I can not believe they killed Roseanne off with OPIODS. They use a problem people are actually dealing with to hit back at @therealroseanne one more time! This is why we #WalkAway! They took a strong character and ruin her legacy with this stunt! I won’t watch @ABCNetwork again. pic.twitter.com/BsMqVAxVjC
— 🇺🇸Tasha🇺🇸 (@TashaRedPilled) October 17, 2018
I am a disabled mother that does have to take pain pills ironically for knee issues but other issues too. For them to kill her off from an opioid overdose to me was a slap in the face to chronic pain patients that have true issues to take meds. @ThomasKlineMD @TheConnersABC
— Melanie Briscoe (@dixiemelz71) October 17, 2018
I'll never watch ABC's stupid spin-off. ABC made a BIG mistake. I'll bet their new show is gone in a month! It's so hypocritical how you were fired over one bad comment, yet the women of The View are allowed to say horrible things about our President on a daily basis.
— @t911_MBA (@tyler_MBA) October 17, 2018
But that’s not all. Fans are still pouring in their reactions to Barr’s original tweet.