The star later claimed that the photo she’d seen was doctored. However, she has a history of making incendiary comments online.
Roseanne Barr, star of the recently rebooted sitcom Roseanne which premiered to stellar ratings earlier this week, has found herself at the center of controversy after tweeting about Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, accusing him of performing a Nazi salute.
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When someone tweeted an image of Hogg raising his fist, Barr said this was not the image she had seen.
The image of Hogg in question was from the March For Our Lives rally held in Washington, DC, on Sunday. Millions across the country took part in demonstrations, calling for an end to gun violence.
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A lot of those remarks have been deleted, but remnants of Barr’s views still remain on the internet.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Barr’s representative for comment on the star’s past comments.
For example, in these since-deleted tweets from 2012, Barr called Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a reptile and criminal.
(During the Obama years, there was actually a conspiracy the government was being run by secret reptiles).
In that same year, Barr made headlines when she was accused of being transphobic after saying, “Women do not want your penises forced in their faces or in private bathrooms. Respect that fact.”
(For context, the star got into an argument with a Twitter follower who’d made her aware that politician Jill Stein was a supporter of trans rights.)
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In February of 2015, Barr said she hoped the University of California, Davis would be nuked after students voted to divest from companies said to profit from Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
In December 2016, Barr also likened former President Barack Obama to Nazi leaders after his administration chose not to vote during a UN Security Council meeting, which resulted in a condemnation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
As recently as last year, the star pushed a debunked theory, popularly known as Pizzagate, that suggested Hillary Clinton and other leading Democrats were somehow involved in a worldwide sex-trafficking and pedophilia ring.
The site wrote about how Barr had retweeted unfounded reports about voter fraud, like one from InfoWars that claimed “5.7 Million Illegals” voted in the 2008 presidential election. The report also said that this may have been a reason President Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
The Daily Beast also pointed out that Barr shared other articles from now-deleted tweets alleging Democratic Senator Kamala Harris had a “Dirty Sex Secret,” as well as posts from conspiracy site The Gateway Pundit and Milo Yiannopoulos’ website.
With the newfound success of her TV show, on which her character supports President Trump, Barr’s detractors are renewing their criticisms of her views.
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