Roseanne Slams Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher for Allegedly Stealing Joke for Two and a Half Men
By Shari Weiss | 8:14 pm, October 4th, 2013
The actress-comedienne ranted about the alleged theft on Twitter on Friday, writing, “friends told me that ashton kuchner is stealing my jokes without any sense of being conscious of being a f*cking thief. #chucklorre”
The line in question — “I’m wet where I’m supposed to be dry and dry where I’m supposed to be wet” — Roseanne says is from her 2006 HBO standup special, which she claims falls under copyright laws.
The star went on to slam Lorre both professionally and personally, even bringing up the TV creator’s past issues with alcohol addiction, and directing some of her missives to Kutcher.
“HOLLYWOOD TV ‘WRITERS’ r actually just souless thieves of comics’ intellectual property. #f*ckashtonKuchner #f*ckChuck #f*ckthieves,” tweeted Roseanne.
She wrote to Kutcher, “@aplusk YOU STOLE ONE OF MY JOKES ON UR CHUCK LORRE SHOW-stop doing that to comics-tell ur ‘writers’ to attempt 2 write their own jokes!!”
“@AplusK there are a lot of DEAD comics that your show could steal jokes from who won’t be upset like I am. #ignoranceisbliss,” added Roseanne.
She wrote in another, “Chuck Lorre has made MILLIONS-hundreds of millions-YET-he STEALS COMEDIAN’S WRITING-helps himself 2 STEAL other ppl’s work w no guilt.”
“If i’m unable2 sue billionaire chuck lorre4 theft, then I will force myself 2 watch his shows-& steal his jokes 2-altho NOT many R FUNNY,” Roseanne went on.
She continued, “I can C chuck in the room: ‘guys, let’s b careful when lifting jokes frm comics-don’t steal copyrighted HBO special jokes-b more discreet.’”
Lorre — who Roseanne claimed was fired from her eponymous sitcom for being a “drunk” — has not responded to the allegations.
Check out video of the “Two and a Half Men” scene below.