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Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=46293"><span class="small">Tom Sykes, The Daily Beast</span></a>   
Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:47

Sykes writes: "Defying the traditional advice about what to do when in a hole, Roseanne Barr has used a new interview to describe women who allege sexual assault after decades of silence as prostitutes who traded 'sexual favors' to 'get along' in their careers."

Roseanne Barr. (photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Roseanne Barr. (photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)


Roseanne Barr: #MeToo Women Are Hos, but Trump Is a 'Deep Thinker,' Seriously?

By Tom Sykes, The Daily Beast

10 March 19


Roseanne Barr continues to say the most offensive thing possible. Why? Well, she has a new show to sell.

efying the traditional advice about what to do when in a hole, Roseanne Barr has used a new interview to describe women who allege sexual assault after decades of silence as prostitutes who traded “sexual favors” to “get along” in their careers.

Barr, who was fired from her own show by ABC after sending a racist tweet referring to Valerie Jarrett, an African-American former adviser in the Obama administration, also told the UK’s Sunday Times that Donald Trump is a “genius” and a “deep thinker” who should not be judged on the basis of his tweets (well, she should know).

Speaking about her career, Barr told the paper’s top celebrity interviewer Chrissy Iley: “If you’re not fuckable, it’s no good. I’m one of the few women who’s made it on talent in Hollywood. I tried to sleep my way to the top but there were no takers.”

Asked for her view on women who report sexual abuse after decades of silence, the 66-year-old bizarrely referenced a convicted rapist, saying, “My friend Mike Tyson the boxer called it #YouToo. It’s a witch hunt.”

Asked how she feels about women who now claim to have been abused decades previously but said nothing at the time, she replied: “That’s because they’re hos. If you didn’t say no, just stayed there to get along, you’re a ho. Men are hos too. There’s a total ho mentality. ‘What am I going to get for trading sexual favours?’ Not that I’ve got anything against hos. Not real hos.”

Barr also reiterates an unsubstantiated claim that Michelle Obama called ABC to pressure them to cancel her show after she sent her tweet, and once again cites her use of the sleeping pill Ambien as an excuse for her behavior.

 “I was in an inebriated condition,” she says. “I’d gone to bed at 11pm, sent the tweet at 2am. I was on Ambien. It was a very stupid thing. I was dreaming and I woke up and thought this is a really great thing that I’ll tweet. I was appalled I was not allowed to explain it.”

She claims her tweet referred to, “the anti-semitism of the Iran deal,” and adds that the tweet “should have” read: “Valerie Jarrett’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood have now allowed Iran’s government to remain, as in the movie Planet of the Apes.”

Not a whole lot better, some would say.

At the end of the article, a discordant plug reveals Roseanne's motivation to provoke a fresh round of outrage, revealing that Roseanne and the Rabbi, a talk show about the Torah, will air daily on Jewish Life TV.

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+7 # opinionaire 2019-03-10 13:16
Thinking that Trumplethinskin is a "deep thinker" betrays the level of thought about which Ms. Barr is capable.
 
 
+11 # twocents 2019-03-10 13:55
She proves handily that she is totally ignorant of what genius is. Eons away...
 
 
+10 # vt143 2019-03-10 14:19
Her life is not a script and it can't be edited to suit her desires now. She said what she said then and now shoe's saying more deplorable things. And to footnote Mike Tyson...well, that's just not good. She is clearly not a deep thinker AND her tweets are hideous. Just fade away, fade away...
 
 
+9 # Adoregon 2019-03-10 14:28
Roseanne who?
 
 
+2 # Caliban 2019-03-11 15:44
Exactly. We have forgotten R before, and it will be easy to forget her (and her politics) again.

And Marc - no more R, please. Okay?
 
 
+1 # evolver 2019-03-10 14:46
Tips for trump and supporters from a man on "How to Stop Projecting"
https://experiencelife.com/article/how-to-stop-projecting/
 
 
+5 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-03-10 14:51
Barr never had class: just another overfed, underintelligen t Republican. But there is a quiet if hypocritical charm to “I tried to sleep my way to the top but there were no takers.”
 
 
+4 # Porfiry 2019-03-10 14:54
To repeat this crap, even to criticize it, give it more importance and legitimacy than it deserves. See George Lakoff on this. Also it is an exercise of one of the Games People Play (see the book) called "Ain't it awful," a game that has no payoff, just a spouting of pique.
 
 
+4 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-03-10 15:02
Go back to sleep Roseanne.
 
 
-3 # madams12 2019-03-10 15:08
Smiley Botox, aka Shmuel Boteach..GOP former candidate for Congress in NJ & uncle to milennial Scumbag Efraim Deveroli, Smily's sister's son. You may have read about Efraim's escapades with doper friend, masseuse David Packouz -- set up by Efraim's daddy, while still teens, to run a US govt contracted Weapons biz during US invasion of Iraq.
Hollywood even made a 'comedy' out of their criminal MULTI MILLION DOLLAR SCAMs..(profit of $300MILLION!!).
When only 16 Efraim got headstart on Packouz by selling guns in Watts neighborhood until ferociously outraged Rep Maxine Waters got them run out of Watts. Packouz's daddy, ultra orthodox founder Aish Ha'Torah an EXTREMIST PRO (illegal) SETTLER FOUNDATION. Govt prosecuted only Efraim...& NYTimes actually published an above the fold, Front page story on their 'enterprise' more than a decade ago. "Enterprising" Rolling Stone writer turned their criminality into a quick read book sold for movie rights, which allowed young males to laugh & admire such exploits!
In this case a small village of people were killed due to the instability of the aged ammo that the "boys" shipped for profit thru Albania. ROTTEN TOMATOES should have given them ACTUAL rotten tomatoes.
Only Efraim served a short jail term with warning to avoid such business in his future. Stay tuned. What 'family values' Barr and Shmuley propose. ugh.
 
 
+8 # tidyidy 2019-03-10 15:31
Roseanne and the Rabbi? It's been a long day - I can't laugh as long and hard as this deserves but I did my best. On Jewish Life TV? I will have been a Jew for 92.5 years in April and I never . . .

Love&Blessing&Laughter
 
 
+4 # Jim Rocket 2019-03-10 16:37
With mental health issues like she has it's a good thing she has money. Otherwise she'd be living out of a shopping cart somewhere. Sad!
 
 
+4 # Salus Populi 2019-03-10 18:40
Well, given the sheer genius of her Valerie tweet that turned her career into a train wreck, I suppose we could say "it takes one to know one," and Drumpf, all appearances to the contrary notwithstanding , must be a "genius," too. Certainly he is a G at self-promotion, but I would think his tertiary syphillis is channeling that "genius" in a self-destructiv e direction. Perhaps he could take Barr on as his mistress. Birds of a featherweight, after all.
 
 
+5 # Wise woman 2019-03-11 06:05
You know, I never cared for Roseanne. Now that she's probably addicted to Ambien, I care for her even less. Being racist, mysogenistic and foul mouthed is not going to improve her image or her ratings. She shou!d just hang it up and retire.
 
 
+3 # John Cosmo 2019-03-12 14:57
I admired her when she was once an innovative standup comedian whose humor was insightful into class differences. The terms she used to criticize Valerie Jarett were inappropriate and unacceptable and Roseanne has been punished held accountable. She has offered apologies. No one with a brain takes anything she says seriously. (But that obviously leaves a lot of people who do take her seriously). She's a distraction and not worthy of news coverage.