In the new episode of Katya’s podcast Whimsically Volatile, Bianca Del Rio is asked about her thoughts on Roseanne Barr, and of course she has quite a lot to say. We break down the Bianca Del Rio Roseanne Barr comments for you right here.
“I never liked her to begin with,” Del Rio begins. “I was never a big fan of hers and wasn’t a big fan when the show first came out because it didn’t show my lifestyle. Like, a lot of friends of mine who are from Middle America are like, ‘Oh my God, that was my family.’ That wasn’t my family. I just never found her funny.”
Del Rio next explains she thinks that many stand-up comics have to water-down their acts in order to be accepted by Hollywood, something she thinks she herself gets accused of, too. Del Rio explains, “If you’re a stand-up comedian and what you’re doing is usually a little bit more raw and it’s a little more intense, then as you go through the machine of Hollywood or television, the act slightly changes. Unless you had a clean act to begin with.”
This is what Del Rio thinks is partially responsible for the change in Roseanne Barr. She explains:
“But Roseanne was very funny as a stand-up comedian, I always thought. And then it got weird with the show and then it was like, ‘OK the show was funny,’ but it got really weird towards the end. And then she got weird and things got strange and then the whole political thing. I don’t hate her for her politics. She can do whatever she chooses to do. I just never found her amusing, you know? I never was like, ‘Oh my God. That’s the best.’ So I didn’t care if the show came back or not. I don’t give a fuck if she supports Trump. I am just like, fuck her. It’s also ‘rich person problems.’ She isn’t living in a regular world. So, therefore, it’s just kind of like … shut up.”
Katya agrees, and next argues that it’s messed up that a woman as rich as Roseanne Barr is using the impoverished character of Roseanne Conner to only make more money. She says, “It’s a little disingenuous to sort of champion the population that your character is playing to, if you’re not in fact living that lifestyle.”
Del Rio adds, “She is doing this for business. I get it. Of course, she is gonna get all of those people who support her. Good for you. That doesn’t mean I like you.”
Bianca Del Rio concludes that just because Roseanne was a champion for women and gay people in the past, that doesn’t mean we have to automatically accept her now. “People say we shouldn’t discredit her because she did all this stuff for gay people and blah, blah, blah… I don’t care,” she says. “It’s what you’re doing now that matters. I don’t care what you have done in the past.”
After Katya’s co-host, Craig, asks Del Rio about another female comedian who has now passed away, Del Rio responds, “Take Roseanne. Leave us, Joan [Rivers]!”
To hear more from Katya’s podcast with Bianca Del Rio, listen below or head here.
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