In her latest controversial rant, comedian Roseanne Barr has mocked sexual assault accusers and condemned women who came forward during the ‘Me Too’ movement “witch hunt.”
Talking about women being in men’s hotel rooms late at night, “If you don’t run out of the room … but you stayed around because you’re like, ‘I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job’, well, you ain’t nothing but a ho,” she said.
The inflammatory comments were made during a rambling conversation with far-right commentator Candace Owens on her eponymous TV talk show on Sunday (US time.)
The 66-year-old was sensationally sacked from her own rebooted hit Roseanne last year after posting a racist tweet about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett,
Discussing the anti-sexual harassment movement, Barr said women often complained about men in workplace situations “because they’re hos”.
Barr and Owens, 29, agreed the ‘Me Too’ movement was for “radicalised white women” while Barr added that accusers were “pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favours” for money.
“I know a ho when I see one. They need to be called out …That’s privilege, too – ho privilege,” Barr said.
“Women are pissed because they weren’t attracted to the guy that did it.”
Also on her radar? Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, who Barr called “Kama Sutra Harris” while referring to the lawyer’s former relationship with ex San Francisco mayor Willie Brown.
“We all know what she did … she slept her way to the bottom,” Barr said.
“There was a time as a feminist where we don’t do that, we have respect for ourselves and we stick together, but that all went to hell, too.”
Barr then slammed Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who last year tearfully testified against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after accusing him of sexual assault in the 1980s.
She said the psychology professor “should be in prison” but used her “white woman privilege” to avoid jail time. She also claimed “nothing happened” to Dr Ford.
“Women are encouraged to be conniving,” Barr said. Agreed Owens, “Conniving little wimps.”
Switching topics, Barr said she had “a complete nervous breakdown” when her show was cancelled then revived without her as The Conners.
She said she “couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk, I couldn’t get out of bed.”
But 10 months on, she’s planning to get back into stand-up comedy, she said in the new interview.
“I’m going to tell people what in the hell I think of them,” she told Owens.
“I’m gonna tell women [they’re] nothing but hos, I’m going to tell the men, ‘Why are you letting women do this to you?'” she said.
Last month, Barr – who previously offered a range of reasons why she was axed from Roseanne, including a conspiracy theory involving former first lady Michelle Obama – gave a new explanation for her fall from grace.
“I feel that what happened to me, a large part of it is anti-Semitism,” Barr told The Jerusalem Post.
“What I meant was a commentary on Iran – so they purposely mischaracterised what I said and wouldn’t let me explain.”
She repeated her claims on The Candace Owens Show, saying “they” had it in for her “the whole time. I was never allowed to say what it was actually about.”
Replied Owens, “Of course not, you’re a conservative. There wasn’t a single black person in America who was offended by what you said.”