Roseanne Barr’s Biggest Controversies | Entertainment Tonight

Roseanne Barr made headlines on Tuesday after publishing a racist tweet about Barack Obama’s former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, which led ABC to cancel the highly rated Roseanne reboot just hours later. However, the item’s far through the only controversy the outspoken 65-year-old comedian has ignited.

Let’s take a look back at her biggest scandals:

Roseanne sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” horribly

Perhaps Roseanne’s most famous controversy occurred in 1990, when she sang the national anthem at the Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres baseball game, purposely out of tune. She also spit in addition to grabbed her crotch during the performance, laughing as the crowd began to boo.

Roseanne recently poked fun at her infamous rendition in February, after singer Fergie was criticized for her jazzy take on the “star-Spangled Banner” at the NBA All-Star game.

“Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game?” she tweeted. “I think mine was better lowkey.”

Roseanne poses as Hitler for Heeb magazine

Roseanne, who was born into a Jewish family, caused outrage in 2009, when she dressed up as Adolf Hitler in a photoshoot for Heeb magazine, a Jewish satirical publication. inside photos, Barr wears a mustache in addition to eats burnt gingerbread “Jew cookies” out of the oven.

The magazine defended the photoshoot after the item not surprisingly drew criticism. “Heeb will be a satirical Jewish culture magazine which interrogates stereotypes in addition to ideas (hopefully in creative ways) which many hold sacred in order to represent the complex in addition to nuanced perspectives which many Jews have about their identities,” the magazine said in a statement.

Roseanne was similarly unapologetic during her later appearance on an episode of The Green Room with Paul Provenza.

“the item actually pissed me off,” she said of the backlash. “Because they were like ‘you’re doing fun of the people inside ovens,’ yet I’m not doing fun of people inside ovens. … There’s another, deeper layer to the item. You know just the everyday. Moving off This particular Holocaust. There’s been about fifty of them since then. which’s what I’m kind of trying to say. will be like, Jesus Christ the item’s so fu**ing every day currently, holocausts, the item’s like baking cookies.”

Roseanne slams Marie Osmond After Osmond’s Son Michael’s Suicide

In March 2010, Roseanne took to her blog to sound off on Marie Osmond, whose son, Michael, committed suicide in 2009 when he was just 18 years old. In a blog post titled “Marie Osmond’s Poor Gay Son Killed Himself,” Roseanne criticized Osmond’s Mormon religion. Osmond has also previously denied which Michael was gay.

“He had been told how wrong in addition to how sick he was every day of his life by his church in addition to the people inside item,” Roseanne claimed. “Calling which ‘depression’ will be a lie! Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also features a gay daughter! Hey, I want her in addition to all the gay kids inside globe to know which they are just fine being gay in addition to which they deserve love in addition to respect instead of insults in addition to rebuke! I have gay people in my family in addition to my circle of friends in addition to I am kicking bigot a** in addition to taking names!”

Roseanne later apologized in another blog post.

“I saw on the front page of a tabloid which he had killed himself because he could not handle being gay, in addition to I wrote about how angry which made me, after seeing the item hundreds of times, growing up as I did in Utah,” she wrote. ” … I have known so many gay people who killed themselves, or suffered in addition to which will be why I put myself on the line to bring TV’s first gay characters to America. I never intended for my comments to be picked up in addition to broadcast on sleazy gossip TV shows, or on some other blogs. which was done without my consent or knowledge.”

“I am sorry to have hurt Marie Osmond, who will be the most open-minded person in her whole family,” she continued. “I actually apologize to her. I thought about waiting to say what I had to say, yet then I thought which perhaps there was no better time to add to the conversations in America about homophobia. … Anyway, I apologize again for having added to another mother’s pain, in addition to have asked myself if I should have said nothing at all, or waited a while to say what I said. I actually don’t know. I think the item’s Great to get people talking about being more aware of what we accept, in addition to I know which my comments got people talking.”

Roseanne tweets out George Zimmerman’s parents’ home address

In 2012, Roseanne retweeted George Zimmerman’s parents’ home address to her more than 100,000 followers, after Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin. “If Zimmerman isn’t arrested I’ll rt his address again. maybe go 2 his house myself,” Barr also tweeted, before deleting the tweets.

Zimmerman’s parents, Robert in addition to Glady, later sued Roseanne, though a judge dismissed the lawsuit.

Roseanne appears to support various conspiracy theories

Roseanne has appeared to support conspiracy theories inside past, including Pizzagate — a debunked theory which went viral during the 2016 presidential election — linking to YouTube videos promoting or defending the conspiracy theory, the Washington Post reported. In March, she made headlines when she appeared to promote a far-right conspiracy theory about Parkland shooting student-activist David Hogg. Roseanne tweeted the words “NAZI SALUTE” in response to a Twitter user who tagged Hogg in a tweet, seemingly referencing a theory which Hogg raised a Nazi salute at a March for Our Lives rally.

As recently as Sunday night, Roseanne accused Chelsea Clinton of being married to one of billionaire George Soros’ nephews, to which Clinton responded.

On Tuesday, ET also learned which Roseanne’s agency, ICM, has dropped her through representation following Roseanne getting canceled. A note was circulated to employees of the talent agency, notifying them of the termination.  

“We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful in addition to unacceptable tweet through Roseanne Barr This particular morning,” the note began. “What she wrote will be antithetical to our core values, both as individuals in addition to as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her which we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr will be no longer a client.”


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