The latest decidedly high-profile figure to comment on the frenzy surrounding ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot is NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who says most people are getting it wrong.
Kareem penned a column for The Hollywood Reporter on the topic, which you can read in full by clicking here.
“The day after the ‘Roseanne’ revival premiered to massive ratings, President Donald Trump bragged at a Cleveland rally that the show’s success was because ‘it was about us.’ He’s right, but not in the flattering way he thinks,” Abdul-Jabbar writes. “Nothing reveals Trump’s myopia more than trying to grab credit for others’ success, not realizing that the show he’s boasting about relentlessly criticizes him and his policies more ruthlessly than almost any other program on television.”
The column adds: “While ‘Will & Grace,’ another revival successfully reinvented for current political times, openly pontificates its anti-Trump bias, ‘Roseanne’ is more subversive in its presentation of class struggles, health care, gender identity, and other issues that reflect the failures of the Trump administration. And it does so with searing wit, satirical commentary, and profound insight.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to read the full piece on the THR site.