Roseanne Barr, 65, wasn’t pleased with the first episode of The Conners, the show created following the aftermath of Roseanne‘s cancelation in the summer months of this year.
As it was previously reported, Roseanne signed away the rights to her television show due to her controversial tweets, primarily the comparison of Valerie Jarrett with the Muslim Brotherhood – a terrorist organization – and the classic film, Planet Of The Apes.
The Conners premiered last night on the 16th of October, and it was revealed that Roseanne’s character passed away due to an accidental drug overdose. Writers of the show killed off her character with an opioid overdose, probably to relate to the current epidemic sweeping the United States and Canada.
Going along with the plot of the last episode, Roseanne was hiding an opioid problem created through her knee-pain suffering. Her character was about to have surgery.
On her friend’s Facebook page, Barr said that eliminating Roseanne like that brought an “unnecessary, grim, and morbid dimension,” to an otherwise pleasant and happy family series.
Unfortunately, Barr will probably just have to eat this one, because she sold the rights to Roseanne after her scandal earlier in the year. Previously, Barr explained that she gave it up so her co-stars and other cast-mates could continue working.
In the aftermath of the controversy, Roseanne explained her actions as a result of exhaustion and Ambien. The makers of the drug issued a statement afterward mocking her response, explaining that the side-effects of the drug aren’t “racism.”
Barr subsequently became the butt of every joke in Hollywood, with even Michael B Jordan mocking her in his acceptance speech at the MTV Awards. When Michael accepted his speech for Best Villian, he stated that he thought the trophy should’ve gone to Roseanne instead.