Roseanne Barr trolled ABC’s “The Conners,” last night.
The spinoff dealt with her death in the first episode; It was revealed that Roseanne’s fictional character died of an opioid overdose.
Roseanne tweeted, “I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!”
She also released a joint statement, alongside her friend and mentor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, shortly after the show premiered: "While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of The Conners, all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character.
"That [the character's death] was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show." "This was a choice the network did not have to make. Roseanne was the only show on television that directly addressed the deep divisions threatening the very fabric of our society. Specifically, the show promoted the message that love and respect for one another’s personhood should transcend differences in background and ideological discord. The show brought together characters of different political persuasions and ethnic backgrounds in one, unified family, a rarity in modern American entertainment. Above all else, the show celebrated a strong, matriarchal woman in a leading role, something we need more of in our country."