Roseanne Barr Offends the Public With Her Statement That She Identifies as 'Queer'
Roseanne Barr posted a bizarre video on her YouTube Channel on Easter Sunday where she declared herself “queer” and shared her dislike for an offensive term associated with being gay.
In the since-deleted video, the 66-year-old denounced the word “f*g” and referred to the derogatory term as “hateful.”
“The word f*g is a really hateful word, isn’t it? Especially when it’s one gay calling another gay guy that. … Have you ever been in the middle of one of them hate marriages?” the former TV star said in her video.
She went on to say that she can’t say the word, not in public anyway, as per Page Six, “Oh, I just can’t say the word. Well, I can when I’m in the house, but I can’t say it outside the house. OK, I get your rules, but it is a hateful word, and you should get rid of it. Get rid of it being spoken.”
Last year her racist tweets caused the cancellation of the Roseanne re-make and a lot of controversies, shortly after which she declared she’s queer.
“All that LGBTQ stuff, let me just be real, I put the Q in LGBTQ because I’m as queer as two ****. I’m queer,” Roseanne said. “I’m alien. I don’t belong here with all these people. They make no sense. They are very queer, and that makes me a queer, I guess. I did put the Q in it. Bye.”
Whether she considers herself not to be part of the mainstream or if she meant that she identifies sexually as queer is unclear.
Netizens had a field day with her post. It provoked an array of different responses where some even likened Roseanne to natural disasters:
Wow! If she isn't a roller coaster ride. She has been a tornado in the watching for years. Retire already. Rest yourself. Out of control.— iamGingerRoot (@iamgingerroot) April 22, 2019
Many, however, felt concerned about Roseanne after watching the video and believe that she needs help, as one commented:
That lady is ill. She's screaming her own depression into the universe. She has been, since before she got her show back. She's self harming through words. For everyone's sake, I hope she gets some help.— Carly🕊 Self-Isolating 6 ft Away (@ondinemonet) April 23, 2019
The feeling also got mutually shared that Roseanne had lost her faculties as one netizen summed it up in a nutshell:
Poor woman, she just can't keep the cuckoo in the clock— Drew (@Drew675r) April 22, 2019
Last month she made an appearance at the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas where she performed some stand-up comedy on stage. After fellow comic, Andrew Dice Clay introduced Roseanne; she got met by a standing ovation deafening applause.
Andrew called her a close friend “of about 33 years” who hasn’t been on stage “since she said something.”
However, she had a lot to say once she got going. Roseanne began by calling ABC a low rated network that she had always bail out of trouble more than once, one she had given the highest ratings they’ve had in a decade.
Last month Roseanne stunned when she came out of a period of seclusion and flat out blamed Michelle Obama for the state of her career.
She accused the former first lady of getting her fired from the show and the show consequent cancelation.