Others were happy to see a working-class family at the center of a TV show.
I grew up in a town where the current median household income is 45k. I didn't appreciate it at the time, but #Roseanne really repped working class folks who are not perfect, who are stuck in their small town bubble, but who also are open to progress.
Even critics of Trump were excited to see the show represent conservative characters as a more accurate reflection of America right now.
I'm interested in seeing it. Roseanne is a Trump supporter, but the rest of the family is not. I think that can demonstrate conversations that people need to have. If people could talk politics they would be less likely to buy into the extremist crap that gives us Trump.
But others are refusing to watch the TV show. Roseanne Barr is an unapologetic Trump supporter, and the Trump administration is threatening to destroy our democracy as we know it. Normalizing Trump on a sitcom isn't what we should be doing right now.
But finally, whenever networks and newspapers want to depict struggling, working class people in America they're ALWAYS white and always Trump voters. There are POC in that same situation who voted for Hillary and we never hear their stories.
Conservatives have long had a difficult time finding success in Hollywood, in part because conservatism often clashes directly with the things that make art and comedy so valuable. As Judd Apatow puts it:
I know who I am as a storyteller: I want to feel hope about people's abilities to incrementally learn. This is related to the reason why you don't see movies and television about Republican and conservative ideas—because Republicans are trying to present themselves as correct, as clean, as Mike Pence–y. Unlike them, I want people who actually evolve.
When you see Mike Pence, you think there's a lot going on inside that guy. At least I do. But the problem is that Mike Pence will not tell you that... that's why there's no incredible, hysterically funny show about conservatives, because they're too concerned about trying to present themselves as correct. They're all going, I'm not neurotic. I'm not a disaster in any way. They don't admit how lost they are. There's something dishonest to me about that; it's living a lie.