Roseanne Barr Says It's Scary to Have 'Hamas in Congress'

Referring to Muslim congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the controversial comedian also attacked Senator Kamala Harris and the #MeToo movement during a podcast with right-wing figure Candace Owens

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Actress Roseanne Barr at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018.
Actress Roseanne Barr at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018.Credit: Reuters
Chen Hadad
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Contentious comedian Roseanne Barr has once again stirred controversy. On Sunday, she joined right-wing activist Candace Owens as a guest on her podcast, where the two made provocative statements about the #MeToo movement, saying that the women only complained about harassment "because they're hos."

"They were there in the room because they thought they were going to get a job," said Rosanne, referring to the women who spoke out against sexual abuse committed by senior Hollywood figures. "It's because they're hos."

"If you don't run out of the room and go 'excuse me, you don't talk to me like that, you don't do that to me,' and leave, but you stayed around because you're like 'well, I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job,'" she said, feigning tears, "you ain't nothing but a ho."

"They're pretending that they didn't go to trade sexual favors for money," Barr said of the women who complained of harassment from powerful men in hotel rooms, after Owens mentioned the Louie C.K. incidents.

Barr also said that Christine Blasey Ford, saying that "she should be in prison" and that the only reason she is not is her "white woman privilege."

Some of their mockery was also reserved for Kamala Harris, the Democratic senator from California, who announced that she will be running in the 2020 presidential election.

Barr said that she likes to call her "Kama Sutra Harris," and claimed that Harris' 1990's relationship with Willie Brown, then the first black mayor of San Francisco, contributed greatly to her political career.

"She slept her way to the top," Owens said. Barr corrected her, saying she slept her way to the bottom.

Barr, who was fired from her show "Roseanne" in May following statements deemed racist, also claimed that Hamas has infiltrated the U.S. government. According to her, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who in January became the first Muslim women elected to congress, are members of the terror group: "It's scary that we have Hamas in our congress."

Barr, who visited Israel in January, has also supported right-wing conspiracy theories in the United States, among them the belief that there is an alleged global pedophile ring managed by Democratic celebrities and politicians.

"President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month," she tweeted.

She has also backed the theory that many world leaders are either "lizard people" or controlled by them, and claimed that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is a dangerous "reptile." She has attacked Jewish billionaire George Soros, a common target for conspiracies, writing that he is plotting to overthrow the American government.