Roseanne Barr says "Nobody died in the holocaust" but "it should happen" in an interview on comedian Theo Von's podcast "This Past Weekend"
Roseanne Barr appeared on comedian Theo Von's podcast "This Past Weekend" last week to discuss her life and career as well as promote her new podcast "The Roseanne Barr Podcast". In the wide ranging, two hour plus interview, Roseanne begins discussing "censorship" on advertising supported platforms like YouTube and Facebook whom she feels take down content that questions her version of "the truth". In reality, these platforms follow their published guidelines that users voluntarily agree to when they sign up for these free services, in order to stop the spread of dangerous or inciting misinformation, hate speech and other horrendous things that would drive away advertisers and users - and in many cases make them liable for damages. When Von ponders that there has always been some ceiling to speech she dryly and sarcastically says, "Nobody wants to hear the real truth..They're horrified of it. They'd rather go with bullsh*t. It's easier...I'm glad that they did set up all these guidelines so that we only are allowed to speak the truth..."
The failed 2012 Presidential candidate sarcastically doubled down on election misinformation falsely implying that 36 counties represented 81 million votes. Barr was eluding to a popular, debunked talking point among election deniers that seized on early voting results. In reality, President Biden won 509 counties to Trump's 2,547 counties, the difference being that 81 million people live in the counties Biden won. This is possible because a county like Loving County in Texas has 169 residents compared to Los Angeles County which has over 10 million. As Von uncomfortably laughs, Barr continues, "They mandated that that was the truth and nobody could say 'No'.... Von asks, "I didn't know that. So the government made it a mandate?" Barr replies, "Yeah." Of course, this is blatantly false as can be evidenced by a simple search on any of these platforms - or the very fact that she's saying this on a YouTube video. "That's the truth and don't you dare say anything against it or you'll be off Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and all the other ones because there's such a thing as truth and facts and we have to stick to it."
Confusingly - and horrifyingly - Roseanne then states "Nobody died in the Holocaust. It should happen. Six million Jews should die right now, because they cause all the problems in the world...but it never happened. It never happened." Von uncomfortably laughs in shock and looks down in thought, presumably, searching for a way out of this, when Barr adds, "Mandated.". Roseanne goes on to say that she's 100% Jewish and then states that people should be glad Hollywood is controlled by Jewish people because if they weren't, the public would only be watching fishing shows. It is not at all clear if Barr was implying that the government mandates thinking that nobody died in the Holocaust or if she was implying that the government mandates thinking that six million Jews did die in the Holocaust, but either way, the comments are not just disgusting and vile but seem to be a pattern with the Emmy Award winning actor.
Roseanne was famously killed off on her own show in 2018, after a series of hateful social media posts that ran the gamut from racist to false. Barr blamed the offending tweet that caused the biggest uproar first on Ambien, then on not knowing the race of the person she was targeting. The beloved sitcom continued on without her as The Conners, where it remains on ABC today as one of the most watched shows every week.