Monday, June 17, 2024

Roseanne Barr — Racist, Antisemitic — Welcomed Back to Twitter By Elon Musk After Two and a Half Years: “Comedy is Legal on This Platform!”


Yes, it’s true: Roseanne Barr is back on Twitter. She began Tweeting on Sunday. She was kicked off the platform on December 3, 2020.

Elon Musk welcomed the racist antisemite back. He wrote: “Comedy is legal on this platform!”

Roseanne wrorte before that:

“Damn it feels good to be a gangster. Thank you @michaelmalice for getting me my twitter back! 62 million views isn’t bad for a multi-cancelled has been. Thanks @elonmusk for fact checking the mind controlled bots after me and for giving @TheoVon a platform. Comedy is back!”

Barr’s controversy this past week was announcing Theo Von’s podcast that “the Holocaust never happened,” and that “six million Jews should have been killed.” She claimed this was satire and thought the whole thing was very funny. No one else took it that way except Musk, whose Twitter checks immediately started defending the video.

In the end, You Tube kicked the offensive interview off its own platform. So apparently Barr decided to appeal to Musk. The Tesla billionaire has welcomed a slew of unsavory characters to re-join since he bought Twitter, so why not Barr?

Roseanne tanked her own career for good in 2018 when she Tweeted racist comments about Obama associate Valerie Jarrett. She said later she didn’t know Jarrett was Black, which was ridiculous. ABC cancelled her show, Roseanne doubled and tripled down as she identified herself as a right wing nut who supported Donald Trump. She’s had little career since then, as she is unwelcome on regular TV and can’t sell tickets to comedy shows.

What Barr and Musk refuse to see is that even if Roseanne was using satire, “taking the piss.” or whatever, regardless, saying these things is antisemitic. This is what I said about the movie “Jojo Rabbit.” And since that film was released, incidents of antisemitism have skyrocketed. When Roseanne’s pitifully uneducated fans hear say this stuff, it gives them the idea they can act out on it. She’s a fool, a danger, and must be shunned, not unlike Kanye West or Roger Waters. Statements like this cannot be tolerated or accepted.

The Von video (who is he, no one knows) is below, after her latest Tweet.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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