GLOVES COME OFF

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De­spite say­ing she would not watch the première of The Con­ners, Roseanne Barr ap­peared on so­cial me­dia shortly after the sit­com aired Tues­day with a mea­sured state­ment of dis­ap­point­ment.

But on Twit­ter, she was a whole lot more raw.

Barr re­leased a full state­ment through her friend Rabbi Sh­mu­ley Boteach’s Face­book page: “We re­gret that ABC chose to can­cel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Con­ner char­ac­ter,” Barr and Boteach say in the state­ment at­trib­uted to both.

“That it 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.”

Barr was far more di­rect via Twit­ter, tweet­ing “I ain’t dead,” fol­lowed by the B-word and four ex­cla­ma­tion points.

Nielsen rat­ings in­di­cate 10.5 mil­lion view­ers watched the de­but episode.

Roseanne Barr

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