The reboot debut of “Roseanne” took the internet by storm scoring more than 18 million average viewers. Several television and media personalities have commented on the hit success and theorized why the show resonated so well with so many people.
Actor Rob Lowe suggested the show’s pilot episode showcased how people of differing political opinions and ideologies can (and should) remain civil, accepting, and even loving of each other.
“The secret to @therealroseanne massive ratings is that it celebrates people with huge political differences who are able to laugh and love together as they passionately disagree,” Lowe tweeted.
The secret to @therealroseanne massive ratings is that it celebrates people with huge political differences who are able to laugh and love together as they passionately disagree.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) March 30, 2018
The comment was applauded by some.
“Exactly. The issue isn’t that the show caters to conservatives. It just gives them a seat at the table rather than pretending half of America is backwards or doesn’t exist,” Mark Hemingway wrote.
Exactly. The issue isn’t that the show caters to conservatives. It just gives them a seat at the table rather than pretending half of America is backwards or doesn’t exist. https://t.co/4in7u3Lscl
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) March 31, 2018
“Best take so far,” wrote Benny Johnson.
Best take so far https://t.co/hChg7ul3im
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 31, 2018
Other people, especially those on the “tolerant” Left disagreed, Twitchy reports:
The premiere of the “Roseanne” reboot on ABC received huge ratings, and actor Rob Lowe summed up why it resonated with so many people.
Right on cue though, Lowe’s tweet about the “Roseanne” show brought out some hefty disagreement from the Trump-triggered. Brace yourselves.
Check it out:
I’m a fan of yours Rob, but this take right here is text book white privilege.
— Rory Coyle (@rorycoyle) March 30, 2018
It’s not. Through a brown person’s lens (speaking for myself here) I feel like this woman is against my kind of people (brown-skinned, raised Muslim) and to see so many people tuning into the show makes you wonder if they too feel that way towards people like me.
— Ayesha Mir (@thenorthrmembrs) March 31, 2018
What our country is experiencing is an attack on our very democracy, not a difference of opinions. Trump is a genuine threat to the USA and the world. Normalizing him is dangerous. Not a laughing matter.
— Linda UWSⓋ 🐖🐄🐓💞 (@maisondechienvt) March 30, 2018
I’m not able to laugh and love with anyone trying to destroy America, thanks.
— Robert Neville (@OmegaMan58) March 31, 2018
I’ve been your fan for so long, even through a scandal. But this…..this finally made me lose respect for you. Loving the rest of the Roseanne cast doesn’t change the fact that Roseanne Barr is vile and vicious and shouldn’t be given a platform. Shame on you,
— Laurena (@LaurenaMyLove) March 31, 2018
Naw. Naw Rob. Don’t be that guy.
— Shawn A. Shannon (@ShawnAShannon68) March 30, 2018
#Roseanne attempts to normalize factlessness and the use of opinion as fact in a country that is being lead by a person who is the epitome of this state of being, a country that is in decline to the point of imminent collapse. #nothankyou
— Educ8tus🐕ll (@Educ8tusAll) March 31, 2018
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
As a straight CIS rich peron it’s easy for you to say this. You’ve never been the LGBT member of your family who has Trump supporters who say they love you but don’t because they support bigotry. Difference of opinion can happen but Roseanne isn’t the voice of reason
— Kevin Dillon (@ETKevinsMind) March 31, 2018