Roseanne Barr has attacked the #MeToo movement and those in the creative industries who have come forward with accusations of sexual abuse, branding them “hos”.
Appearing on The Candace Owens Show, a YouTube series, Barr said she didn’t believe that women “were there in the room because they thought they were getting a job 15 years ago”, in reference as to why accusers ended up alone with their alleged abusers.
“Well, it’s because they’re hos,” she continued. “Like if you don’t run out of the room and go, ‘Excuse me you don’t do that to me,’ and leave, but you stayed around because you’re like, ‘Well I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job,’ well, you aren’t nothing but a ho.”
“They’re pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favours for money,” she added.
Barr claimed Christine Blasey Ford ”should be in prison” and that she only escaped imprisonment because of her ”white woman privilege”. Ford testified against Brett Kavanaugh last year ahead of his appointment to the Supreme Court.
The comedian also attacked California senator Kamala Harris, referring to her as “Kama Sutra Harris” and making derogatory comments about the Senator's previous relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
The revival of Roseanne, which had returned to TV following its cancellation in 1997, was cancelled last year by the network after Barr fired off a racist tweet comparing Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a character from Planet of the Apes and linking her to the Islamist organisation Muslim Brotherhood.
Barr wrote, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj”, in response to a tweet claiming Jarrett helped with cover-ups during the Obama administration. She deleted the tweet and later apologised for “making a bad joke about her politics and her looks”. She said: “I should have known better. Forgive me – my joke was in bad taste.”
However, only 11 hours after her apology, Barr was back to sharing conspiracy theories about Jarrett. Barr has claimed that she did not know Jarrett was black, while also attempting to use the defence that she had taken Ambien before writing the tweet.
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