Roseanne Barr strikes back against criticism: ‘Diversity of opinion is part of diversity’


Roseanne Barr is well aware that critics are coming down on her show -- and she's not holding her tongue.

In a flurry of tweets on Friday, Barr responded to the backlash about her political leanings on- and off-screen: "Diversity of opinion is part of diversity," she wrote in a tweet that racked up more than 32,000 likes.

"We can disagree civilly," she continued. "I'd like 2 show ppl how 2 do that here."

Notably, while there has been vocal dissent about the show, it has unquestionably a success; ABC announced this week that Roseanne is the highest-rated comedy episode on any broadcast networks in nearly four years.

The titular Roseanne character is a Trump supporter, while her sister Jackie is pro-Hillary. In the first episode, their political differences are creating a wedge between them.

18.2 million viewers tuned in on Monday to see the show, which prompted President Trump to call Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on her huge ratings. In fact, Fox News also praised the show for representing people whose political leanings are not typically representation on today's primetime lineup.

The show has already been picked up for a second season, ABC confirmed this week.

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