Roseanne Barr claims that not only did she put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp, she also put the Q in LGBTQ. And while the jury is still out on who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong, Roseanne is definitely responsible for putting the long, heavy sigh in my “this bitch again?”. Roseanne put down the live fish she’d been chomping on and popped her head out from under her bridge to complain about not being able to use the word “fag” in public. In a video titled “The word ‘fag’ is h8ful-I put the Q in LGBTQ”, Roseanne questioned why she can’t use the word, in public at least, especially considering she’s “as queer as two mother fuckers”. I’m sorry, qwat?
Apparently Roseanne finds plenty of opportunity to use the F word in her home, but understands that she shouldn’t say it where other people can hear her. Like for example on the world wide web. Thankfully, Roseanne is a master of context and nuance (via LGBTQ Nation):
“Man, the word ‘fag’ is a really hateful word, isn’t it? Especially when it’s when it’s like one gay calling another gay guy that? Hoo! Have you ever been in the middle of one of them hate marriages? Hoo!”
“It’s like, wait a minute, we’re not supposed to say that word,” Barr said. “How come you’re saying that word?”
“What? Oh, I just can’t say that word. Well, I can when I’m in the house, but I can’t say it outside the house”
Sure, I guess you can call a couple overturned apple crates under a highway overpass a “home” as long as you still get a strong signal to your tinfoil hat. Roseanne went on to explain how she put the Q in LGTBQ.
“Okay, because I am queer as two motherfuckers,” she said. “I’m queer, I’m alien, I don’t belong here with all these people. They makes no sense. They are very queer. That makes me queer, I guess. But I did put the Q in it. Bye!”
I have to assume “these people” she’s referring to are those of us who use sunscreen and drink plenty of water. No matter how loosely you want to define it, I’m not seeing how she’s queer. However, I can think of another Q word to describe Roseanne, though I doubt I could get any points for it. Qunt’s not in the Scrabble dictionary. Not yet at least!
If you must, I won’t stop you.