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Roseanne Barr slammed for 'sarcastic' comment that 'six million Jews should die'

Roseanne Barr slammed for 'sarcastic' comment that 'six million Jews should die'

The comedian and actress has angered the internet, however her son defended her comments as 'sarcastic'.

Roseanne Barr has been condemned for her recent comments about Jewish people and the Holocaust.

The disgraced 70-year-old actress and comedian was a guest on the This Past Weekend podcast this week, where she made a ‘sarcastic’ remark and sparked outrage.

The podcast’s host Theo Von listened as Barr, who is Jewish, used the Holocaust and Jewish people to make a point about political propaganda.

Roseanne Barr's podcast comments have been criticised.
Theo Von / YouTube

She claimed there are mandates in place that define what is considered a ‘truth’.

Barr, who is a well-known Trump supporter, used Joe Biden’s electoral victory as an example of a ‘truth’ that someone could get booted off of ‘YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and all the other ones’ for questioning.

“Like for the real truth that, you know, and I’m glad that they did set up all these guidelines so that we only are allowed to speak the truth,” Barr said during the podcast which was released on June 14.

“And the truth is that Biden got 81 million votes by winning 36 counties. And that is just incredible. It really, really is.”

She continued: “And that is the truth. And nobody died in the Holocaust, either. That’s the truth. It should happen. Six million Jews should die right now ’cause they cause all the problems in the world. But it never happened. But it never happened — mandated.”

Theo Von defended Roseanne Barr on Twitter.
Theo Von / Youtube

The clip from the podcast has picked up steam online and people are upset about the comic’s words.

On Tuesday (June 27), Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish organisation which specialises in civil rights law, criticised Barr’s comments.

“Sarcasm or not, Roseanne Barr’s comments about Jews and the Holocaust are reprehensible and irresponsible,” he tweeted.

“This isn’t funny. And shame on Theo Von for letting it go unchallenged and instead diving into conspiracy theories about Jews and Hollywood."

Von responded to the online backlash by sharing a four-minute clip from his interview with Barr, claiming that the comic was ‘obviously using sarcasm and satire’ in a tweet accompanying the clip.

“Here is the full clip of Roseanne Barr obviously using sarcasm and satire,” he tweeted. “She is a mensch [a Yiddish term describing someone of integrity and morality] and one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Barr’s son also defended his mom in a statement shared with TMZ.

“We are embarrassed that people are stupid enough not to recognize Roseanne is being sarcastic,” he said.

“We think it’s funny that people are so stupid. Let’s stop doing this clickbait s**t, we need to focus on big problems in America. Focusing on out-of-context clips is what morons do.”

Barr is set to address the backlash in an upcoming episode of her podcast.

She shared a clip on Instagram in which she states: “People are coming after me and saying I denied the Holocaust when anybody who knows anything about me – which I guess is a lot of people because a lot of people are defending me – I was raised in an apartment with Holocaust survivors so of course I don’t believe that the Holocaust never happened and I’m actually a religious Jew so why don’t you go f**k yourself!”

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Theo Von

Topics: Celebrity, US News