After leaving Twitter late last year, Roseanne Barr is making a return to social media, but this time around, politics is banned.
The outspoken star of ABC’s hit comedy renaissance Roseanne (Tuesday, 8 ET / PT), announced her retirement from social media in December after entering an online feud with people harshly responding to tweets praising President Trump and criticizing his electoral enemy, Hillary Clinton, and l former President Obama.
Barr, who voted for and supports Trump, tweeted that he would “shake” the status quo and that Clinton and Obama, while not identified by name, had “killed more innocent people than anyone in US history.” She called her Twitter enemies “fascists” and suggested she was threatened by Clinton supporters.
In response to the backlash, he tweeted: “I will not be censored or reprimanded or corrected the silence and will continue to work. I am retiring now. I have had enough. Bye!”
In the series, Barr’s character is also a Trump supporter, a political perspective not seen regularly in movies and on TV. He fights with but still loves his sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), a voter of Jill Stein.
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Barr spoke to USA TODAY about his attempt to re-emerge on social media.
“I had to get off there because everyone was mad at me. I don’t do politics anymore. I don’t want anyone to get mad at me. I’ll try to find another way to say what’s important to me, “Barr says, acknowledging he doesn’t want to hurt the return of his iconic show.” I want people to watch it and love it. “
Part of the problem is that many people don’t separate Roseanne the character from Roseanne the person. But then, she is one of them. “I’m fine with that. I’m kind of you. I’m not really a poor person, but I play one on TV, “he says.
As for what opponents say about her, which include allegations of transphobia and Islamophobia, she says, “It’s easy for people to attack. I don’t care. Spell my name correctly. “
The irrepressible comedian may not stay low forever on social media. “If I renew myself, you might see me out there again.”
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