Roseanne Barr on Jussie Smollett: ‘Could You Imagine if He Was White?’
Trump-supporting comedian and actress also went after the crisis at the southern border — and celebs like Alyssa Milano
Roseanne Barr has been keeping herself busy since being fired from the revival of her sitcom at ABC.
In a recent 30-minute interview on her personal YouTube channel, the star got incredibly candid about fellow actors Jussie Smollett and Alyssa Milano, as well as Donald Trump and the Democratic Party.
The 66-year-old sat down for a lengthy interview with self-proclaimed hip-hop artist and news analyst Anomaly to discuss a slew of topics, starting with the controversy surrounding “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.
Barr incorrectly stated that the actor accused of faking a hate crime attack to gain publicity has been fired completely from the show before discussing his alleged crimes.
“Could you imagine if he was white?” Barr asked. “And he said he was white and two black guys beat him up? Can you imagine what would happen to that guy?”
The former “Roseanne” star went on to talk about how a culture of identity politics has led to people like herself losing work over a racist tweet and people like Smollett, who may have committed genuine crimes, getting the same vitriol in the public eye.
After advocating for people to be without a political party, she called out one star in particular.
“Alyssa Milano — I just want to say this about her kind of people that allow themselves to be used to hurt other people. When they do wake up all the way, I’m not going to forgive them, and I don’t think any of us should,” Barr said. “It’s either, like, walk away now or f*** off, because you’re hurting a lot of people and not thinking and just going along to get along. And you thought you’d make a name by hurting other people and you’re not going to be forgiven.”
At the time of Barr’s firing from ABC, Milano, who has become an activist for several left-leaning causes, was one of the many outspoken critics of the comedian.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 29, 2018
Despite her harsh words for the former “Charmed” star, Barr’s most heated comments were directed at the Democratic Party.
She brought up the topic of America’s southern border, saying that the Left is “going down” over its inaction.
“I’ll say it. All that stuff that’s happening at the border is about trafficking and slavery,” she said. “And if Democrats can’t see that, then they’re collusionary in it. It’s just more proof of how hard they’re going to go down. The more people who are waking up and seeing it … the better.”
She continued, “There’s a lot of darkness in our government, a lot of dark people, and they just pick low-hanging fruit. And human trafficking and drugs are low-hanging fruit. And then they can make a killing on it, literally.”
Barr even noted that she saw what she perceives as the Democrats’ turn to socialism coming as early as 2012, when she ran a campaign for president.
“I knew in 2012 when I ran that the Democrats were going to go socialist because I ran as a Green, and I saw that there was too much fraternizing between those two,” she revealed. “And I knew that Democrats were … They wanted to fight the Green Party, so they became the Green Party. They became a socialist party and they are. And the bad part of this is that it’s American socialism. That’s not even socialism. It’s corporate socialism, which is feudalism.”
Barr even pitched a solution to help with what she feels is holding America back.
“There’s a lot of people, particularly my age, people that are retired that — they should step up. They should step up, as I’ve said for a long time, to run for office if they’re a decent human. We need decent humans to run for office, but no one wants to because they’ll destroy you if you say one word or one tweet. But we have to fight back because it’s really Stalinist — it’s like the whole Stalin revolution, if you said one thing wrong, they’d shoot you in the back of the head. And that’s next.”
Barr’s only positive comments were for President Donald Trump, whom she heralded for being tough on banks and the economy.
“He isn’t a Republican, and he’s not a Democrat, and it’s something very new that people can’t get their heads around,” she said. “I wish people would read more about how he’s handling the Fed and interest rates, and how he’s smashing at every level.”
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