As you may be aware, for a while, Roseanne really seemed successful with its out of the box characters. However, everything went down really fast. After Roseanne Bar’s controversial racist tweet, the show was canceled and its star fired.
But while the woman has been receiving a lot of criticism and has also been making things worse with her unhinged behavior and various excuses, Tim Allen is now defending her.
‘It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far,’ was one explanation.
Meanwhile, a spin-off is already in the works but Barr is not going to join it, obviously.
While at the Television Critics Association’s panel, Tim Allen decided to talk about the scandal, defending Roseanne Barr.
‘I go way back with Rosie and that’s not the Roseanne I know. It’s a very icy time. We’ve gone backwards. There’s things you can’t say, there’s things you shouldn’t say. Who makes up these rules?’ the Last Man Standing actor said, making reference to this year’s political climate and adding that she is ‘very inclusive and tolerant.’
It looks like Allen has a lot to thank Roseanne for in fact.
Him being at the TCA panel might have a lot to do with the success of Roseanne before its canceling.
The show proved that audiences were still willing to watch even though Barr has always been very open about her conservative beliefs, which were also shared by her character.
That being said, Allen is also a Trump supporter, so Fox probably thought that if Roseanne was popular, there was a chance Last Man Standing would be as well. Of course, that was not the case.
Not too long after Allen’s sitcom was canceled, he went on Norm McDonald Live to say: ‘There is nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate than a funny, likable conservative character. As a stand-up comic, it’s a very dangerous position for me to be in because I like pushing buttons. It’s very sensitive.’