Roseanne Barr’s fall from grace has been characterized by a string of self-immolating racist comments that have driven her former fans away in droves and endeared her to bigots and reactionaries. Her hit television show was canceled last year after she compared Valerie Jarett — an African-American woman who served in the Obama administration — to an ape and things have only gone downhill from there.
Rather than taking a step back from the limelight to reconsider her behavior and words, the Trump-loving Barr has instead doubled down on being a vile individual. A little over a week ago she made headlines by launching an unhinged, racist attack on rising Democratic star Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“That green new deal that that Farrakhan-loving bitch. don’t even remember her name. The bug-eyed bitch that looks like a realtor. She got them realtor eyes. … Bug-eyed lying bitch, Farrakhan fan, Israel hater. Lefty. Dumbass, dumbass, dumb as they get,” Barr said in a YouTube video.
Now, Barr has launched a disgusting smear against another prominent woman of color. During an interview with far-right grifter Candace Owens, Barr insulted Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), the former Attorney General of California and a 2020 presidential candidate.
“Look at Kamala Harris, who I call Kama Sutra Harris,” Barr said, making a crude reference to Harris’s former relationship with San Francisco’s Mayor Willie Brown.
“We all know what she did… she slept her way to the bottom,” Barr added, grossly mischaracterizing Harris’s long, distinguished record as a devoted public servant.
It’s perhaps more than a coincidence that Barr has repeatedly chosen to insult and demean women of color in positions of power. After a certain point, the obvious explanation becomes that Barr is a bigot despite her protestations to the contrary.
In case the Harris smear wasn’t disgusting enough, the washed-up comedian went on to slam the victims of sexual predation who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, referring to them as “hos.”
Why she would choose to attack the victims instead of the perpetrators is unclear, but could perhaps be her throwing red meat to the Republicans who have come out in force against the #MeToo movement. Since only fringe right-wing lunatics support her at this point, she can court them further by making incendiary culture war comments.
In any case, Barr’s rhetoric is completely indefensible. She should be ashamed of herself and Candace Owens is a disgrace for giving her a platform from which to spew her filth.
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— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 4, 2019