The Telegraph was right: Roseanne’s racism has shown us the shape of a Tory sitcom

Congratulations are due to the Torygraph, of all newspapers, for drawing parallels between Roseanne and the Conservative Party – although it is Ms Barr’s off-screen behaviour that suggests the closest similarities.

The US sit-com has been cancelled – despite being a huge ratings success – because Ms Barr published a racist tweet about an advisor to former President Barack Obama:

The Conservative Party has been revealed as a hotbed of racism after the revelations about Theresa May’s “hostile environment” that led to the Windrush Scandal.

Questions have been asked about a racial aspect to the Conservative government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire.

And multiple Tory candidates were suspended over alleged racism in the run-up to the local government elections this year.

So the Telegraph was right to compare Roseanne with the Conservatives – just not in the way the writer had imagined. As for it being a sit-com…

Like Ms Barr’s behaviour, some of us don’t think racism is funny.

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