Roseanne Barr Deleted A Tweet Accusing A Parkland Survivor Of Giving A Nazi Salute
The star later claimed that the photo she'd seen was doctored. However, she has a history of making incendiary comments online.
Roseanne Barr, star of the recently rebooted sitcom Roseanne, which premiered to stellar ratings earlier this week, has found herself at the center of controversy after tweeting about Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, accusing him of performing a Nazi salute.
The tweet, which was apparently sent on Tuesday (the same evening the show aired on ABC), was swiftly removed, with some wondering if the network had made the comedian delete it.
On Wednesday, Barr tweeted a correction, telling fans that the image of Hogg she had seen had been doctored.
When someone tweeted an image of Hogg raising his fist, Barr said this was not the image she had seen.
But others shared images that appeared to show Barr originally responding to the raised-fist image.
The image of Hogg in question was from the March for Our Lives rally held in Washington, DC, on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands across the country took part in demonstrations, calling for an end to gun violence.
Hogg and the other Parkland students advocating for an end to gun violence have been the subject of several conspiracy theories, including allegations that they are Nazis.
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen argued that Barr's rhetoric was being normalized due to her TV show.
Though Barr amended this mishap, she has a history of saying and/or seemingly endorsing inflammatory and questionable things via her Twitter account.
A lot of those remarks have been deleted, but remnants of Barr's views still remain on the internet.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Barr's representative for comment on the star's past comments.
For example, in these since-deleted tweets from 2012, Barr called Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a reptile and criminal.
(During the Obama years, there was actually a conspiracy the government was being run by secret reptiles).
In that same year, Barr made headlines when she was accused of being anti-trans after saying, "Women do not want your penises forced in their faces or in private bathrooms. Respect that fact."
Last summer, the Daily Beast published a detailed account of Barr's ties to the alt-right ideology.
The site wrote about how Barr had retweeted unfounded reports about voter fraud, like one from InfoWars that claimed “5.7 Million Illegals” voted in the 2008 presidential election. The report also said that this may have been a reason President Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
The Daily Beast also pointed out that Barr shared other articles from now-deleted tweets alleging Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris had a "Dirty Sex Secret," as well as posts from conspiracy site the Gateway Pundit and Milo Yiannopoulos’ website.