Late Night Tears Into Roseanne For ‘Racist’ Episode About Muslims

(Warning: Potential Spoiler Alerts for avid Roseanne viewers) Late Night took a moment Thursday night to slam a recent episode of Roseanne and accused it of being racist. In last week’s episode, a Muslim family moves in across the street from the Conners and Roseanne Barr‘s character suspects them of being terrorists. But when their internet goes out, she relies on the help of her new neighbors to borrow their password for the night. After forming a minimal relationship, Roseanne Conner defends the matriarch of the Muslim family when confronted by a racist cashier at a grocery store. Well, in a segment called “Amber’s Minute of Fury,” Late Night writer Amber Ruffin called out the hit show for “being racist.” “So in this tired-ass episode, she has Muslim neighbors and she thinks they’re terrorists until they give her their WiFi password and then she decides they’re okay saves them from a different racist person, proving that she is no longer racist,” Ruffin said. “Now, let me tell you one of the bajillion reasons why this episode was poison… she didn’t like these people until they prove to her they were one of the ‘good ones’ by giving her their WiFi password, so what would have happened in this episode if they had been mean to her, as was their right to do? She would’ve called the cops and they would’ve gone to jail! That’s what the f**k what! And that’s what’s wrong with this episode! The minorities had to prove themselves to her. That’s a dangerous mentality and it isn’t limited to Roseanne.” Watch the clip above, via NBC.  

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