Former television superstar Roseanne Barr, whose bigoted comments got her booted from her eponymous series in the spring of last year, went after the #MeToo movement during a recent interview.
While speaking with conservative commentator Candace Owens, who herself at many times agreed with Barr’s statements belittling the movement. Barr accused women who didn’t speak up initially when a man assaulted them or otherwise treated them in an inappropriate way as opportunists.
“If you don’t run out 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,” Barr said, per reporting from USA Today.
She also suggested she could spot someone behaving that way. “I know a ho when I see one,” Barr added. “They need to be called out.”
Barr leveled criticisms toward specific individuals as well, calling Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) “Kama Sutra Harris,” explaining that an affair she had previously in her career was done in order to “sleep her way to the bottom,” the TV star said.
She also levied heavy criticisms against Christine Blasey Ford, who testified last year against the appointment of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whom she said had assaulted her in high school. Ford ought to “be in prison” for her testimony, Barr said.
“Women are encouraged to be conniving,” Barr said of the #MeToo movement overall.
Barr’s opinionated statements have landed her in trouble in the past. In May 2018, after tweeting out a racist viewpoint on former President Barack Obama’s White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, the uproar against her commentary resulted in her show being canceled and her being fired by ABC.
A spin-off series surrounding her TV family, “The Connors,” replaced her old show “Roseanne,” writing her character off as dead due to a prescription opioid overdose.
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