Roseanne Barr, 67, says coronavirus is a plot to kill rich boomers and 'get rid' of her generation
Roseanne Barr has been known for promoting strange conspiracy theories from insisting that 9/11 was an inside job to a bizarre smear campaign against Hillary Clinton. She has now come up with yet another theory. This time, she is suggesting that the deadly coronavirus is just a ruse to kill rich boomers.
"You know what it is, Norm? I think they're just trying to get rid of all my generation," Barr said on Norm MacDonald's new YouTube series on Sunday, April 5.
"The boomer ladies that, you know, that inherited their, you know, are widows. They inherited the money, so they got to go wherever the money is and figure out a way to get it from people," she said. Norm, 60, did not dismiss the idea and added, "There's so many boomers that have money and do no work. So if you got them out of society, that would be a good thriller."
Currently, across the globe, there have been 1347,803 confirmed cases of the coronavirus so far and 74,807 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.
67-year-old Barr's rebooted show got canceled in 2018 when she compared former President Barack Obama's top adviser Valerie Jarrett (who is black) to an ape on Twitter. While on Norm's show, she also said that she is working on "the perfect lawsuit" against all of Hollywood that would "f*** over everybody in the f***ing world over there".
She has always embraced conspiracy theories and has used her Twitter handle for the same. She had earlier gone on a rant on YouTube and said, "Man, the word f-g is a really hateful word, isn’t it? Let me just be real. I put the Q in LGBTQ."
"Because I am queer as two motherf*****s. I'm queer, I'm alien, I don't belong here with all these people. They make no sense. They are very queer and that makes me a queer I guess. I did put the Q in it. Bye," she had said.
We had previously reported that it definitely appears that she's trying very hard to just get back to the spotlight but failing miserably. Last year when her show shut shop abruptly, the network made it pretty clear that they had no place for her and it looks like everyone else agreed. Barr has not appeared anywhere at all despite claims last year that she was offered multiple TV projects.
According to a PR expert, Ronn Torossian, Barr is just making things worse for herself and making a bigger mess of things. "Roseanne is no stranger to stirring up controversy on social media. This has been a trying year for her after ABC canceled her show following a racist tweet last May," he said.
"Right now, all she’s doing is pouring salt in the wound. If she really wanted to make a comeback, she would look for ways to remedy her situation instead of making it worse. This bizarre video did not resonate with anyone — if anything it just made people dislike her even more. While it’s clear that Roseanne is trying to stay in the spotlight, this shines a terrible light on her."