18 million Americans watched the reboot of “Roseanne” this week, but how many would have if they had known the Trump-supporting 65-year old real life Roseanne Barr once dressed up as Hitler – complete with mustache – and pretended to pull burnt cookies in the shape of people out of an oven?
The images, originally shot for a magazine about Jewish culture in 2009 were made famous by a Fox News article drawing attention to the highly-controversial photos.
The analogy to Hitler – who burnt and gassed millions of Jews, and was ultimately responsible for the deaths of over 50 million civilians, prisoners of war, and soldiers – is unmistakeable.
Like her old show, those photos have resurfaced.
Among those drawing attention to them is noted journalist Kurt Eichenwald, a New York Times best-selling author, MSNBC contributor, and Vanity Fair contributing editor. He notes members of his family were burned to death by the Nazis.
1. This is so horrible, I have trouble believing it is real. Everything I find says it is. @therealroseanne: If u did this, one of your “cookies” can represent my great-aunt. She was stripped naked, sent to a gas chamber and burned. @RoseanneOnABC: If this is real, get canceled.. pic.twitter.com/MLXOXFUtxQ
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) March 29, 2018
2…or perhaps, @therealroseanne, it can represent my father-in-laws family, murdered in Auschwitz. Or, if you have a small cookie, it can represent Antosh, little brother of my mother in law who was murdered in Auschwitz as well at the age of 11. Here’s his photo. Laugh it up. pic.twitter.com/VeTTr9xytd
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) March 29, 2018
Eichenwald goes on to say, “I learned from @foxnews. The photo is real. @therealroseanne burned cookies looking like people in an oven while dressed as Adolph Hitler. I am actually crying. I think of the anguish of my family, of my in-laws. I think of this little boy, Antosh. One of Roseanne’s cookies.”
Indeed, in 2009, Fox News reported, “Comedian Roseanne Barr has seriously pushed the bar with a new photo spread that depicts her as a domesticated version of Adolf Hitler for Jewish humor magazine Heeb.”
“At her request, Heeb photographed Barr wearing the infamous Hitler moustache and a swastika, holding and preparing to take a bite of what the article refers to as ‘burnt Jew cookies.'”
Heeb magazine is no longer in print but is still online.
Earlier this week Barr came under fire for tweeting “NAZI SALUTE” to Parkland student survivor David Hogg, apparently in reponse to a doctored photo spread by the right that appeared to show him giving a Nazi salute. He did no – it was just one of many false and vile attacks against the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students.
ICYMI Roseanne replied to a David Hogg conspiracy theorist who tagged the actual boy, but then ABC made her delete it. Don’t worry, here’s a screenshot: pic.twitter.com/yftDrSdq6b
— Love, Sass (@TheAdamSass) March 27, 2018
On social media, as the news of Barr’s Hitler costume and cookies spreads, some are expressing outrage:
@ABCNetwork if you keep Roseanne Barr on your network, I will never watch ABC again. She is a nazi sympathizer and displays her abhorrent behavior for all to see. If you keep her, then your network is guilty by association.
— Joyce Hanson (@ushist1997) March 30, 2018
Roseanne disrespects the flag, gives Nazi salute on Twitter to Parkland survivor, dresses like Hitler, serves burnt Jew cookies. Outrage?
— Alexandra Honigsberg (@AlexHonigsberg) March 30, 2018
FACT CHECK: Did Roseanne Barr Pose as Adolf Hitler for a Magazine Photo Shoot? https://t.co/CmUlUGBf5b
— jennah_annee (@jennahannee) March 30, 2018
I am now embarrassed that I watched the show on Tuesday night. It is permanently off my DVR now as these pictures and her tweets have made me sick to my stomach. #RoseanneNazi
— Sue Cohen (@plainviewsue) March 30, 2018
@ABCNetwork are you seriously allowing this Woman to use your network? @therealroseanne there is NO amount excuses that you can make for this. This is utterly disgusting like you. They will cancel your show! BET ON THAT!
— #WeStandUnited🗽🌊 (@_WeStandUnited) March 29, 2018
People should stop comparing “Roseanne” to “All in the Family”. Difference is Carol O’Connor was not Archie Bunker in real life he was a liberal. Rosanne IS “Rosanne” in real life. Repulsive bigot Nazi. Oh and she(her writers) are no Norman Lear.
— GreatWhiteCat (@GreatWhiteCat_0) March 30, 2018
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Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Accident: TMZ
Basketball great Kobe Bryant has died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with everyone on board, TMZ was first to report. The 41-year old NBA star played with the LA Lakers for two decades. He retired in 2016.
“Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down,” TMZ adds. “A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.”
The LA County Sheriff’s Office posted this tweet, but did not include Bryant’s name.
Avoid the area until further notice.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020
In 2013 after his own missteps Bryant stepped up to correct a fan for using the word “gay” as a slur. Nearly seven years ago, it was a big moment for awareness and for the LGBTQ community.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 11, 2013
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The Saudi Crown Prince Tried to Have a Comedian and Critic Kidnapped on US Soil — but the FBI Stopped It: Report
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Beast, 27-year-old comedian and former USD student Abdulrahman Almutairi revealed that he was nearly kidnapped by a suspected agent of the Saudi government and it happened on American soil.
Almutairi, who has a huge social media following, has been an outspoken critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. While the Saudi leader may have the power to take out critics in other countries, in the United States it’s not an acceptable form of legal action.
“After Almutairi used social media to criticize the powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over the October 2018 murder and dismemberment of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, an unidentified Saudi man accompanied Almutairi’s father on a flight to collect Almutairi against his will and bring him back to Saudi Arabia, according to The Daily Beast’s sources,” reported the Beast.
Almutairi said that he’s certain if he ever returns to Saudi Arabia that he’ll be killed in the airport.
It was also revealed this week that MBS’s cell phone number was responsible for hacking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s cell phone.
“There is a pattern of the Saudi authorities, particularly over the last two years, targeting individuals—high profile people with a big Saudi audience, either because they’re critical of MBS or the government or not just for what they say but what they don’t say, if they’re insufficiently supportive,” said Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings.
‘So We Don’t Have to Fight Russia Over Here’: Schiff Delivers Powerful Statement to Senators in Trump Impeachment Trial
House Intelligence Chair and Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff delivered powerful remarks to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, summing up why what President Donald Trump did – extorting Ukraine – was so damaging to both Ukraine and the U.S.
Schiff reminded the Senators who will decide the fate of the nation’s chief executive that 15,000 Ukrainians have already died fighting Russia. That was after Vladimir Putin illegally annexed Crimea.
And he reminded the Senators that President Trump withheld nearly $400 million in congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine, despite the nation’s fight against Russia.
That military aid helps “to protect and advance American national security interests in the region and beyond.
Quoting a House impeachment inquiry witness, Schiff said: “The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there so we don’t have to fight Russia here.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: Ukraine military aid was "designed to help Ukraine defend itself from the Kremlin's aggression. More than 15,000 Ukrainians have died fighting Russian forces and their proxies. 15,000." https://t.co/C7AyPvvSTr pic.twitter.com/PUmMDzRcy1
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2020
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