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#BoycottRoseanne Movement Grows in Wake of Comedian’s Return, Nazi Comment

Roseanne Barr is very much back.

The veteran comedian and actress – who fell so far out of the spotlight and grew so desperate for attention over the years that she tried to seduce Kanye West – returned in a major way this week:

The revival of her beloved sitcom attracted 18.2 million viewers on Tuesday night, a truly astounding figure in this day and age of entertainment.

But is Roseanne Barr back… and better than ever?

Yes, if one is referring to the effective ways in which Barr stirs up controversy.

An outspoken Donald Trump supporter, Roseanne has modeled the fictional version of herself after this real-life version…

… but it’s something Barr recently said in real life that has many folks around the Internet pushing for a boycott of her series.

On March 24, Parkland shooting victim David Hogg addressed a huge crowd at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives and, at one point, raised his fist high in the air.

He did so to inspire those around the country to rally around him and other school shooting survivors on the topic of sensible gun control.

But some folks out there somehow interpreted this as a Nazi salute.

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Roseanne was apparently among these folks.

At least one Twitter user captured screenshots of Roseanne’s verified Twitter account (which is named Roseanne Barr with the handle “therealroseanne”) sending a message that tagged Hogg and read simply:

“NAZI SALUTE.”

See for yourself:

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(NOTE: If we need to explain to you how this is NOT a Nazi salute… well.. we just can’t. We don’t have the mental energy. You’re already a lost cause.)

As a result of this Roseanne statement, a movement has grown around social media; or a hashtag, to be more precise and relevant.

A handful of critics are encouraging others to #BoycottRoseanne, while railing against the sitcom and its star in general:

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It came out on Thursday, meanwhile, that President Trump actually called to congratulate Roseanne on the success of her television return.

She said as much during an appearance on Good Morning America.

“It was pretty exciting, I’ll tell you that much,” Barr said on air. “I’ve known him for many years and he’s done a lot of nice things for me over the years.”

On her rebooted series, Roseanne’s family has been torn apart by the 2016 Presidential election.

Tension and anger runs high among all relatives, most notably Roseanne and her sister, portrayed by Laurie Metcalf.

“I just wanted to have that dialogue about families torn apart by the election and their political differences of opinion and how we handle it,” Barr told the New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday.

She added that it was her idea for the Roseanne character to be a Trump supporter.

This is why:

“It’s an accurate portrayal of these people and people like them.

“In terms of what they think,and who they feel when they are the ones who send their kids over to fight.

“We’ve been in wars for a long, long time, which everybody seems to forget, but working class people don’t forget it because their kids are in it.”

As a reminder, this is how Roseanne once sang the national anthem:

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Jill Duggar SLAMMED For Racist Social Media Comment!

Jill Duggar is in hot water yet again.

Although at this point, she’s probably used to the temperature, as it’s where she spends most of her time.

As you may have heard, Derick Dillard was fired by TLC after harassing a fellow network star on Twitter.

Derick did not appear in Monday’s Countong On season premiere, and many fans took note of the fact that Jill was absent from the episode as well.

So it appears that Jill is either sitting this one out, or she was axed alongside her husband.

Either way, if she had hoped the scrutiny of her personal life would diminish now that she’s stepped away from the spotlight, she’s got another thing coming.

The latest mini-scandal has to do with a comment that Jill posted on her sister Joy-Anna’s Instagram page.

As you may have heard, Joy welcomed her first child this month, and the photo above is the first pic of little Gideon to appear online. 

“We are so blessed by the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth! He was born on 02/23/18 @ 3:39pm, weighing 10lbs. 3oz. and was 22 inches long!” Joy captioned the image.

Jill remarked:

“Congrats @austinandjoyforsyth on baby Gideon! We are so happy for y’all! #anotherbuddyinourteam #favoritetia.”

It’s that second hashtag that’s got everyone up in arms.

“I’m Hispanic and it feels like she is using Spanish to seem cool, hip, whatever. Sounds like cultural appropriation to me.” wrote one commenter.

“At this point, it feels like cultural appropriation. You’re not in [Central America] anymore, Jill. Derick is not papa, you are not tia,” commented another.

The second remark refers to the fact that Jill and Derick performed missionary work in El Salvador for the better part of two years.

We won’t bother to weigh in on the controversy regarding Jill’s use of “tia” except to say it seems a bit nit-picky.

Far it be it for us to defend a couple as problematic as the Dillards, but we wonder if this same people would be this upset if Jill casually tossed out an “adios,” or another word borrowed from Spanish.

Interestingly, it seems criticism of Jill and Derick has only intensified in the months since Derick was fired.

That’s partially for good reason.

After all, Derick sais some pretty abhorrent things, and it certaintly doesn’t seem he’s learned his lesson.

Still, maybe fans should be saving their outrage for occasions like the time Derick attacked the Parkland shooting survivors in an unhinged social media tirade.

We know that outrage isn’t a finite resource (especially in 2018), but it’s most effective when used judiciously.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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