Earlier this year, American television sitcom Roseanne rebooted and has since been all the rage with regards to its controversial content.
The show's latest episode titled "Go Cubs!" - which aired on Tuesday - aimed to overturn its Islamophobic rhetoric by depicting the many false perceptions Muslims encounter on a daily basis.
Roseanne Barr, the show's protagonist, goes into panic mode when she learns a Muslim family moved in next door.
The character, who is a Trump advocate in the series as well as in real life, anxiously worries that the Al Harazis are planning terrorist plots ... simply because they are Muslim.
In the episode, she jokes that the family's WiFi password must be "DeathToAmerica" and assumes they're using fertilizers to build bombs. Because fertilizer has such a power, right?
"I'm telling you, this is what people from Iraq and Talibanistan do! They hide out in neighborhoods like Lanford. Don’t you watch the news?" Roseanne says.
Another character on the show responded to Rosseane by mocking the right-wing rhetoric present throughout the media, namely Fox News.
"You don't mean the news, you mean Fox News," Jackie responds.
The Islamophobic content present is reversed towards the end of the episode when Roseanne realizes Muslims are just like everyone else.
The episode drew polarized reactions from people on social media.
"I appreciate Roseanne's recognition of rising Islamophobia in the US"
"It's funny and brilliant"
"Addresses Islamophobia in an effective way"
"[The episode] showcases how ignorance spawns fear"
Others are raising valid questions
"It's important to keep in mind that Barr has repeatedly shared inflammatory views about Muslims in the past"
The idea for the episode came from the protagonist herself.
"She wanted to get a comeuppance for her own bias," co-executive producer Dave Caplan told EW.
"That was her idea."
However, people are not buying Barr's attempt to reverse her hateful comments in the past.
The actress has referred to Muslims, Palestinians, and Palestinian rights campaigners as "Nazis" on social media and has been a public supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump.
The hashtag #BoycottRosanne has been an ongoing campaign against the character for her support for Trump and her anti-Muslim rhetoric.
"I just thought it would be really relevant for a show about immigrants and prejudices, so we find a way to cut to the humanity of each other. And I like that for my show," Barr said, according to Newsweek.