Roseanne Barr is going blind. She made the revelation and explained why she will not be voting for Hilary Clinton while speaking with The Daily beast.
The interview was part of a publicity campaign for a new documentary which was just released about the comic’s 2012 run for President. (Read about it here.)
She probably gets along real well with fellow stoners Bill Maher and Woody Harrelson. Roseanne also made the confession about loving pot when she made the sad revelation that she is losing her site.
Apparently she smokes to alleviate the symptoms of glaucoma.
“It’s a good medicine, you know. I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it’s good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes. It’s a good medicine for a lot of things, ” said Roseanne.
The 62 year old comedic legend has always been one of those “love em or hate em” kind of celebrities. When her hit 90s sitcom first went on the air back in 1988 it was an instant hit and Roseanne Barr became a feminist icon to working class women all over America.
“Roseanne” portrayed low income America in a much more accurate way than any sitcom had before.
Which is probably why some people will be surprised to learn that she is not a supporter of Hilary Clinton. Barr thinks that the former first lady and secretary of state does not stand out from the rest of the mainstream democrats in America.
Barr said of Senator/Secretary Clinton, “I think she’s a Democrat just like they all are. She seems like every other Democrat. I would not like to see her win. She’s the same old shit. I’d like to see me win. I don’t see how she can win, but it will be interesting to see how the process goes.”
On finally getting to have a woman president Barr said, “Symbolically’? What does that mean? I would rather see the first intelligent, honest American president. I don’t care what’s in their shorts. I don’t care what it looks like down there at all. The thing I did like Hillary for was that she was the first candidate who ever listened to what women said, because she had to.”