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Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien for Racism, Continues Perpetuating a Nasty Lie about George Soros

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | May 30, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | May 30, 2018 |


In several late-night tweets, which have since been deleted, Roseanne Barr seemed to blame Ambien for her racist tweets.

“It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please.”

Twitter had a good time with that:

She also apologized to Valerie Jarret.

But that’s Roseanne talking out of one side of her mouth. Out of the other side of her mouth, she claims — through retweets — that there was no racist intent in the tweet because she didn’t know that Jarret was black. She’s also retweeted several tweets attacking ABC, like this one:

And this one:

She also dragged Sara Gilbert through these retweets:

And she continues to suggest that George Soros is a Nazi sympathizer, an assertion that should have gotten her fired all by itself.

She retweeted this:

And this:

None of this is true, and it’s a maddening form of Holocaust denial that she’s been engaging in for months, if not years.

For the record, when George Soros was 14 years old, his father arranged for Soros to stay with a Hungarian official for several weeks to save him from the Nazis. During the course of that time, on one occasion, Soros accompanied that official as he confiscated property from deported Jews, because part of the cruelty of the Holocaust involved Nazis compelling powerless Jews to act against each other.

More recently, in a 60 Minutes interview, Soros basically said that he didn’t feel any personal guilt over those events because he was a 14-year-old passive actor in a situation that was out of his control. Barr and other conspiracy peddlers have twisted those words and concluded that Soros — a Holocaust survivor — must be a Nazi sympathizer. As Haaretz notes, Barr’s conspiracy theory is basically a form of victim blaming:

The problem with the “Soros as Nazi collaborator” falsehood is that, however inadvertently, it corresponds with a form of Holocaust denial that removes agency for the genocide from the Nazis and places it with their Jewish victims. “Attempts to blame the Jews for causing their own genocide” is classified as one form of denial by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

The fact that Barr was even hired after victim blaming Jews for the Holocaust — something she’s been peddling for a long time — is absolutely ridiculous, and just because she’s Jewish and pro-Israel does not give her a pass on either that or the Nazi/Cookie photos.

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