Producers of the newly rebooted “Roseanne” have announced a plan to heap controversy on top of Trump support in upcoming story arcs. In an episode set to air Tuesday, the Conners will get new neighbors — a Muslim family from Yemen — and Roseanne Barrs title character believes that they might be terrorists.

Upon spotting a pile of fertilizer near the neighbors garage, Roseanne asks her sister Jackie, “What if this is a sleeper cell full of terrorists getting ready to blow up our neighborhood? Any time something bad happens, its always somebody who lives next door to somebody.”

“Roseanne” Has New Neighbors. Theyre Muslim. – The Norman Lear Center

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 7, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, the controversial storyline was Barrs idea, and she suggested that, in addition to exposing the bias many Muslim Americans face, her character should face consequences for her bigotry.

Co-executive producer Dave Caplan confirmed that the whole idea was Barrs. “She wanted to get a comeuppance for her own bias. That was her idea.” Caplan also confirmed that the shows writers “didnt need much convincing” to go ahead with the idea.

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