Roseanne Barr Says She's 'Queer' in Latest Video Rant: 'I Put the Q in LGBTQ'
By Jackie Willis
Roseanne Barr took to her YouTube channel on Easter Sunday to post a NSFW video titled "The word 'f****t' is h8ful -- I put the Q in LGBTQ."
In the post, which was removed on Monday, the 66-year-old actress criticized use of the gay slur and told viewers that she herself identifies as "queer."
"The word f****t is a really hateful word, isn’t it?" Barr says in the video, according to multiple reports. "Especially when it’s like one gay calling another gay guy that. Have you ever been in the middle of one of them hate marriages? It’s like, 'Wait a minute, we’re not supposed to say that word. How come you’re saying that word? What? Oh, I just can’t say the word. Well, I can when I’m in the house but I can’t say it outside of the house. OK, I get your rules.' But it is a hateful word and you should get rid of it. Get rid of it being spoken."
Barr -- who has been married to three men: Bill Pentland, Tom Arnold and Ben Thomas -- then went on to talk about her own identity. "All that LGBTQ stuff, OK let me just be real. I put the Q in LGBTQ, OK? Because I am queer as two motherf**kers. I’m queer. I’m alien," she declared during her rant.
She continued, "I don’t belong here with all these people. They make no sense. They are very queer. And that makes me a queer, I guess. ...I did put the Q in it. Bye."
This has been a trying year for Barr, whose ABC show, Roseanne, was canceled after she tweeted and then deleted a racist post last May about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," the tweet read.
After the backlash, Barr said she posted the tweet while taking Ambien and claimed to not know that Jarrett is black.
The network went on to do a spinoff of Roseanne called The Conners, featuring all of the original cast members except Barr. Her character was killed off.
Here's more on the former TV star's tumultuous 12 months: