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John Goodman Doesn't Care About Backlash From Anti-Trumpers

The cast and crew of the 'Roseanne' reboot have been under fire since the beloved sitcom returned to the small screen after a 20-year hiatus. During that time, the Conners' fortunes didn't improve much, but the show's star Roseanne Barr did become a diehard Trump supporter, which has drawn the ire of critics.

"This fictional family, and the show’s very real creator, are further normalizing Trump and his warped, harmful political ideologies," Roxane Gay wrote in an opinion article for the New York Times. "There are times when we can consume problematic pop culture, but this is not one of those times. I saw the first two episodes of the “Roseanne” reboot, but that’s all I am going to watch. It’s a small line to draw, but it’s a start."

Meanwhile, Bill Maher called on the show's writer to take a 180 on the show's politics.

"[I]n the next six months, if you don't see Trump's magic starting to work for you - if [Roseanne and Dan] are still trading pills and driving an Uber, wouldn't the more realistic plot line for season two be your disillusionment with Donald Trump?" Maher said last month.

But if you think that backlash is bothering anyone on set, think again.

"I don't care," John Goodman told Seth Meyers yesterday when asked about the controversy. And he had the same flippant attitude when producers told him about the reboot's political edge. "I didn't care. Which is pretty much the way I went through the last 9 years of the show."

And that might have helped Goodman get back into character after the long hiatus.

"I think that helps because Dan doesn't care as well. He's along for the ride," Meyers noted during the interview. 

"Dan's out in the garage drinking quite a bit of beer," Goodman said. "Light beer," he added in reference to Dan's slimmer physique in the reboot.

Check out the full interview below.


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