'Roseanne' to air episode about Muslim neighbors in effort to promote tolerance
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The rebooted season of the sitcom "Roseanne" will feature an episode on Tuesday about a Muslim family living next door to the show's stars in an effort to promote tolerance. 

Entertainment Weekly reported on Monday that the show's vocally pro-Trump star, Roseanne Barr, pushed for the show to address the issue in the episode. 


“She wanted to get a comeuppance for her own bias,” co-executive producer Dave Caplan told the magazine. “That was her idea.”

Barr's character in the episode becomes paranoid that her Muslim neighbors are part of a terrorist sleeper cell and are going to build a bomb made out of fertilizer. 

She is forced to confront her fear when she goes over to the house to ask her neighbors for their Wi-Fi password for her granddaughter and realizes there is more to them than she realizes. 

The show has addressed various hot-button issues, such as politically divided families and gender fluidity. 

Barr defended her own personal support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE last week, telling late -night host Jimmy Fallon that she isn't bothered by people upset she supports him. 

“People are mad about that, but, you know, I don’t give a f---,” Barr said. “This is America, it’s a free country, and when you weigh it all together, I just felt like we needed a whole new thing all the way bottom to top."