We really didn’t want to hear disgraced comedian Roseanne Barr’s comments on the #MeToo movement, but now that they’re out there we feel like we can’t un-hear them. They’re about as gross as you would imagine. Remember when Barr was a groundbreaking writer and actor who used her platform to push for women’s voices to be heard? The good ole days. Now Barr is going on TV and calling women ‘hos’. That’s one way to celebrate Women’s History Month.
Barr appeared on a Fox news show this past weekend and gave her terrible, no good, very bad thoughts on the #MeToo movement and women in politics. Speaking about the #MeToo movement and targeting women who were assaulted by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Barr questioned why a woman would visit a man’s hotel room for a meeting. “If you don’t run out the room … but you stayed around because you’re like, ‘I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job,’ well, you ain’t nothing but a ho,” said Barr. “They’re pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favors for money,” with Barr adding “Well, you ain’t nothing but a ho. I know a ho when I see one.”
Barr then placed her sights on Kamala Harris, who is running to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Election. In referring to Harris’ relationship with Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown, whom she dated in the mid-90’s, Barr said “Look at Kamala Harris, who I call Kama Sutra Harris. We all know what she did… she slept her way to the bottom.”
In a segue that we knew would be terrible, Barr moved on to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who bravely testified against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in an effort to block him from being admitted to the Supreme Court. Barr said that Blasey Ford should be in prison, but was kept out of jail thanks to her “white woman privilege,” saying that “nothing happened” to Ford. When we think back to the horrifying testimony that Blasey Ford gave, her privilege is not the one that sticks out. Plus, we haven’t checked Barr’s calendar, but we’re pretty sure she wasn’t in the room when the alleged assault between Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh took place.
Leaving viewers with a final message, Barr said “women are encouraged to be conniving.”
If you need us, we’ll be having a hot shower to wash the misogyny off us and blasting Beyoncé all day.