Goodman Keeps it Real, Stands By His Defense for Roseanne 🎬😮
TL;DR: Well-known actor John Goodman ain’t backing down, and still supports Roseanne Barr despite her past controversy-laden tweet. As a friend and former co-star, Goodman vouched for Barr’s character and maintains his stance, despite the backlash. Can we truly separate a person’s character from their social media behavior, or are they one and the same? 👀📱
Pull up a seat, folks, let’s dive into the latest scoop from Tinseltown. You remember our man, John Goodman, right? Well, seems like the dude’s got a memory like an elephant when it comes to friendships.
You might recall back in 2018, a tweet by Roseanne Barr, Goodman’s former co-star, stirred up a hurricane in a teacup. The tweet, which compared former President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, was a hot topic for a while, accused of racism and antisemitism, and led to the cancellation of the reboot of their show “Roseanne”🚫📺. The show then came back as “The Conners”, sans Barr.
Now, to mix metaphors, our man Goodman didn’t just let sleeping dogs lie. He defended Barr to the Sunday Times, essentially saying “Hey, I know this lady, and she ain’t no racist.”😲🙅♂️🌈
Fast forward to the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, where Goodman’s recent interview with Variety stirred the pot again. He was asked if he regrets sticking up for Barr, to which he responded, “Nope, not a bit.” He recollected how the media descended on Barr like a flock of angry seagulls and confessed, “Yeah, I felt bad for her… And I love her. She’s just her own person.”
Nevertheless, when asked if he’d work with Barr again, Goodman didn’t quite give a yes or no, responding instead with, “If she’d liked to … I just don’t know. I miss her. I wish her well.”😕💔
Beyond the drama, Goodman touched on the real-life appeal of shows like “Roseanne” and “The Conners,” which depict blue-collar families with dignity and humor. As he put it, “A lot of people have tied into the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck… ‘Just because we’re poor doesn’t make us stupid.’” 💪💵
So, here we are, stuck in the question vortex: Was Goodman right to defend his friend, regardless of her social media missteps? Or should he have drawn a line between personal loyalty and public accountability?
As we head into the murky waters of online personas versus real-life personas, how do we navigate friendships and loyalties in the face of public scrutiny? 🤷♀️🌐
And finally, for all you couch philosophers out there, what does it mean to stand by a friend in the era of cancel culture? 🤔💭 Is it about defending them no matter what, or holding them accountable while still offering support? Let’s hear your thoughts!