Roseanne Barr, a comedian, has come under fire for remarks she made regarding Jews and the Holocaust while participating in a recent podcast.
If one listens to the full clip, she was really attempting to make a point in a comedic way when her statements were taken out of context.
Her remarks weren’t antisemitic, though; they were caustic. Theo Von’s This Past Weekend aired on June 14, and on that episode, Barr briefly discussed the 2020 election and the idea of “truth” in the US.
She then went on to mention the Holocaust. Barr responded to Von’s statement, “You can’t claim that, like, you know, the election was rigged or not rigged.
“Right,” said Barr. “All of that is false. There was no electoral rigging. 36 counties can cast 81 million votes for you.
It is a fact. Barr said, “That’s the truth,” as Von chuckled. And you shouldn’t even think of objecting. You’ll be removed from websites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and all the others because, as you may already know, there is such a thing as the truth, and we must adhere to it.
Barr added, “And that is the truth, and nobody perished in the Holocaust either.
You’re part Jewish, right? Von asks her as he changes his question. And I see that a lot of Hollywood is Jewish. The birth of Hollywood Barr answered, “Just like rap, Black people started rap.”
I wanted to go into rap and say, “All these Black people, you know, go on Saturday Night Live like Dave Chappelle,” when I went over there. I’m only asserting that rap is heavily dominated by Black people.
Hello? You went there, I see. You made an effort to break into the entertainment industry. It is obviously Jewish. But you know, people should be happy that it’s also Jewish, because all you’d have would be ******** fishing programs if Jews weren’t in charge of Hollywood.
Barr said, “The Holocaust did not result in any deaths. That is the reality. It must take place. Six million Jews should perish immediately since they are the root of all global issues. But it never took place.
However, Mandatory never happened. In a tweet, host Von defended the comedian, writing, “This Roseanne Barr clip was sarcasm, guys. A portion of a lengthy, caustic diatribe she launched throughout our conversation. Can we no longer distinguish sarcasm?” Jake Pentland, Barr’s son, also supported his mother. He reportedly remarked, “We are embarrassed that people are dim enough not to realize Roseanne is being sarcastic,” according to TMZ.
“Sarcasm or not, Roseanne Barr’s comments about Jews and the Holocaust are reprehensible and irresponsible,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, in a tweet criticizing Barr.
It’s not humorous. Shame on Theo Von for not challenging it and instead delving into Jewish and Hollywood conspiracy ideas.