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Roseanne Producer Wants You To Forget About That Outrageous Hitler Photoshoot The Star Did In 2009

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The producer of Roseanne wants you to watch the ABC revival and judge it on its merits — not the wacky shit its series star has done over the years.

Shit like that controversial 2009 photoshoot, which showed the actress taking out freshly baked people-shaped cookies from the oven, dressed like Hitler.

The photos, which resurfaced on social media following last week's highly rated premiere of Roseanne Barr's rebooted sitcom, are reportedly from the "Germany issue" of Heeb magazine — a satirical Jewish publication that ran between 2001 and 2010.

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The concept was apparently Barr's idea. She defended the shoot in 2011, claiming the cookies were supposed to be an allegory for how common and "every day" holocausts have become since WWII. Too scorched by the imagery to search for a deeper meaning, however, 2018 Twitter responders took the photos at face value: Roseanne dressed as Hitler baking jew cookies.

Now with some calling for a boycott of ABC, the sitcom's co-showrunner Bruce Helford is coming to the star's defense. While Helford insisted there was probably a reason behind the controversial shoot, he wasn't sure what it was and suggested that fans just ignore it, telling The Hollywood Reporter:

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