Roseanne Bar Gets Blunt With Jimmy Kimmel Over Trump
The comedienne tells the unfunny host to “zip that f**king lip” when talking to her about Trump.
Roseanne Barr’s popular, self-titled series ran from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s is back for a tenth season, along with Jon Goodman’s character Don Conner. Goodman’s character was revived after being killed off in the original series run. Both Roseanne Barr and Jon Goodman appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show to discuss their new series which aims to appeal to the same blue collar audience who loved the first version.
One of the major themes of the show is what happens when half of a family votes for Trump and the other half votes for Hillary. Roseanne, like the actress who portrays her, is a Trump supporter. And Jimmy Kimmel decided to spend a bit more time than he should have grilling the real Roseanne on her politics.
Kimmel questioned Roseanne, saying that he was “shocked” at her pro-Trump politics because he knew her as a “very socially liberal person in general.”
In response, Roseanne nailed the issue:
“I’m still the same [socially liberal person] — you all moved. You all went so f**king far out you lost everybody.”
She continued by saying that “no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail… because we don’t want [VP Mike] Pence!”
Roseanne said that half the people voted for Trump, and half didn’t, so it’s realistic that her show has Trump voters on screen. She asked Kimmel about whether she’d prefer Pence to be in charge over Trump:
“You want Pence for the freaking president? Well then, zip that f**king lip.”
…c’mon, Pence is a good Christian man. But it’s just so beautiful to hear a Trump supporting celebrity tell off that left wing airhead.
Both Shows on ABC
Both Roseanne and Jimmy Kimmel Live air on ABC, which explains why this interview happened in the first place. If you watch it for Jimmy, or if you watch it for Roseanne, the network still wins.
Early Reviews Grudgingly Positive
Three episodes of the upcoming tenth season were sent to critics. In a review the Hollywood Reporter, they say that the fights between Trump-supporting Roseanne and Hillary-supporting Jackie are both “awkward and uncomfortably familiar,” and that’s why the show is so relevant.
Of course, the review calls the tweets of Roseanne Barr “hateful,” but they are still forced to admit that the revival earns its praise by not “flinching from addressing uncomfortably familiar aspects of contemporary life.” The review takes several paragraphs before getting to the point of the show:
“…the breakdown of civil debate within families and the country at large.”
Even the profound left-wingers at Buzzfeed are forced to say that the reboot works. After around 2,000 words insulting Roseanne herself, pointing out her weight problems, crying that she was once a feminist and is now a brash Trump supporter. The review only allows its positivity to shine through in the final sentences, saying that Roseanne’s character was “secretly sensitive” and had good qualities, and “despite its star” the show works because it is willing to “let [daughter] Darlene use the same strategies on her own parents.”
Kimmel’s History With Trump
Jimmy Kimmel once ran The Man Show with Adam Carolla, which focused on beer, attractive women in short skirts, and attractive women in short skirts serving beer to Jimmy and Adam. Now, Jimmy taken on a Mr. #MeToo startegy and has been in the news more for his politicking than for anything resemble a joke.
Last year, Republican Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner appeared on Kimmel’s show to talk about Trump. When Jenner was asked their opinion on Trump and whether they regret voting for him, Jenner responded saying that while they never really “came out and supported him” they always supported “whoever the Republican candidate was going to be.” The crowd applauded when Caitlyn Jenner said that they grew up Pledging Allegiance to the flag.
Pressing further, Jenner said they were “very happy” that Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Then, the two got into a fight over the corporate tax rate in America. When asked by Jenner for specifics, Kimmel admitted that he didn’t know what the corporate tax rate was.
Earlier this month Kimmel hosted the Oscars. Since nobody at Joe For America bothered to watch it, we weren’t surprised that the whiny host was partly responsible for the biggest drop in ratings in the history of the show.
Roseanne Barr on Supporting Donald Trump
Right now, after being posted for only a day, this seven minute video has more than 1.2 million views and includes a short preview of the show itself. Watch it here:
Sources: Fox News, Buzzfeed, The Hollywood Reporter, ABC