Ruffin dissected last week’ s “ tired-ass episode” by which Roseanne Barr’ s Donald Trump-supporting character Roseanne Conner suspected the girl new Muslim neighbors of being terrorists ― right up until they borrowed her their WiFi password. Conner later saved the mom of the Muslim family from a racist grocery store cashier, proving she was no longer prejudiced.
“ Now, let me tell you one of the bajillion explanations why this episode was poison, ” said Ruffin.
“ She didn’ t like these individuals until they proved to her they were one of the ‘ good ones’ by giving her their WiFi security password, so what would have happened in this event if they had been mean to her, since was their right to do? She’ d have called the cops plus they’ d have gone to prison. That’ s what the fuck exactly what. And that’ s what’ t wrong with this episode. The minorities had to prove themselves to her. That’ s a dangerous mentality and it isn’ t limited to ‘ Roseanne. ’ ”
Barr defended the episode:
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