After Roseanne Barr Went On A Podcast And Said The Holocaust Never Happened, Her Son Claimed She Was Being Sarcastic

June 27, 2023 / Posted by:

Hoo boy. Roseanne Barr is making headlines for her recent appearance on Theo Von’s podcast, “This Past Weekend.” According to TMZ, 70-year-old Roseanne (who is Jewish) “joked” that, actually, nobody died in the Holocaust, but “six million Jews should die right now, cuz they cause all the problems in the world.” To absolutely no one’s surprise, Roseanne’s comments sparked outrage. Well, what the hell did she expect? Everyone to guffaw and say, “Awww, I can’t stay mad at crazy ol’ Roseanne! Give her back her sitcom!” After her Holocaust comments went viral, Roseanne’s son, Jake Pentland, told TMZ that the clip making the rounds online lacked context, and he’s “embarrassed that people are stupid enough not to recognize Roseanne is being sarcastic.” Yep, that’s the way to handle yet another PR crisis. Call the people “stupid.”

Here’s exactly what Roseanne said:

“And that is the truth. And, nobody died in the Holocaust either. 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!”

I watched the lead-up to her comments, and while Roseanne was technically being sarcastic… it was during a pro-Trump rant. She was saying that there’s “no way” the 2020 election could have been rigged because “36 counties can give you 81 million votes”:

“That’s the truth, and don’t you dare say anything against it, or you’ll be off YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other ones. Because, there’s such a thing as the truth and facts and we have to stick to them. And that is the truth… and nobody died in the Holocaust either.”

After the clip went viral, Theo Von defended Roseanne on Twitter and included the full clip of her comments:

But the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, tweeted that sarcasm wasn’t a good enough excuse for Roseanne’s comments:

Soon, Roseanne took to Instagram to share her thoughts. She promised to address the controversy on her podcast later in the week “if the news cycle hasn’t moved on to another bullshit clickbait attempt to cover up for their corruptions”:

I actually didn’t know that Roseanne was Jewish. Apparently, she was raised in Salt Lake City, and her parents kept their Jewish heritage a secret and were partially involved with the Mormon church. Back in 2009, she posed as Hitler baking human-shaped cookies for the satirical Jewish publication Heeb. The feature, titled “That Oven Feelin'” (WHYYYYY), was her idea.

In other Roseanne news, she took to Instagram yesterday to share this old Vanity Fair cover. In the caption, she asked when Lizzo was going to thank her for “paving the way”:

This old video from 2020 is also making the rounds:

Wow, Roseanne is everywhere these days! But don’t call it a comeback. Please, I beg of you, do not let her think this is her comeback.

Pic: Instagram

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