American actress, writer and comedian Roseanne Barr made startling claims about the Holocaust in a recent podcast interview.
American public figure Roseanne Barr has made shocking and deeply troubling claims about the Holocaust during an interview for the This Past Weekend podcast on June 14, reports The Jerusalem Post.
Barr was invited to discuss her career and perspectives on various matters; however, during the conversation, she delved into the topic of the 2020 election and the concept of „truth” in the United States, making shocking claims about the Holocaust.
„Nobody died in the Holocaust. 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,” said Barr, who has Jewish origins herself, making her claims even more controversial.
Barr’s antisemitic comments caused major outrage and drew significant condemnation from various quarters. Numerous individuals and organisations have expressed their outrage and called for accountability.
In response to the public outrage caused by Barr’s comments, podcast host Theo Von tweeted: „This Roseanne Barr clip was sarcasm, folks. A clip taken out of a long sarcastic rant she had during our chat. Can we not recognise sarcasm anymore? „
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt responded in a tweet: „Sarcasm or not, Roseanne Barr’s comments about Jews and the Holocaust are reprehensible and irresponsible. This isn’t funny. And shame on Theo Von for letting it go unchallenged and instead diving into conspiracy theories about Jews and Hollywood.”
This is not the first time Barr has come under fire for the satirical portrayal of Jewish people and the Holocaust. In July 2009, she posed as Adolf Hitler in a feature for the satirical Jewish publication Heeb magazine called „That Oven Feelin’.” The Nazi theme was her suggestion, and she posed as Hitler, with a moustache and swastika armband, holding a tray of burnt gingerbread man cookies the article referred to as „burnt Jew cookies.” The magazine’s publisher said the photos were taken for satire and were not done for shock value. Barr said she was „making fun of Hitler, not his victims.”
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