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Roseanne Barr ‘comes out as queer’ in YouTube video

Precious Adesina April 23, 2019
Roseanne Barr talks about being queer in a Youtube video.

The actress released 10 Youtube videos on Sunday, one speaking about her being "queer." (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

Actress Roseanne Barr apparently revealed that she is queer in a now-deleted YouTube video on Sunday (April 21).

In the minute-long post titled “The word ‘fa*’ is h8ful-I put the Q in LGBTQ,” the former Roseanne star challenged the use of the word “f*g” and also appeared to call herself “queer” several times.

“Man, the word f*g is a really hateful word, isn’t it?” the 66-year-old star said while sitting in what appeared to be golf cart, according to Fox News. “Especially when it’s like one gay calling another gay guy that.”

“I’m queer. I’m alien.”

—Roseanne Barr

“It’s like, wait a minute. We’re not supposed to say that word. How come you’re saying that word? What? OK, 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,” she added.

Roseanne Barr puts the Q in LGBTQ

Barr asked to “get rid of [the word f*g] being spoken” before going on to speak about her own sexuality.

“All that LGBTQ stuff, okay, let me just be real. I put the Q in LGBTQ. OK. Because I am queer as two motherf***ers. I’m queer. I’m alien. 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. But I did put the Q in it. Bye.”

Although it is unclear what sparked the rant, Barr has had multiple controversial interviews since being fired from ABC after calling President Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes,” on Twitter last year.

Roseanne Barr removed from Roseanne programme.
A Roseanne spinoff was made with everyone except Roseanne Barr. (ABC)

The YouTube video is part of a series of 10 videos posted on Sunday, where Barr talks about the use of “f*g” and its history.

The word that shames gay kids

In another video titled “Malcolm X,” Barr says, “They’re ruling us all by the use of words and our definition of said words,” but does not specify who “they” are. “‘Cause that’s where they got all the lockdown laws about hate speech,” she adds.

“We need to transform some of them words – we need to add a new definition to them and I want to talk about that word that shames gay kids. I really want to turn that around ’cause who’s doing that? Using that bad word? And why?”

More: ABC, Queer, Roseanne, roseanne barr, Television, YouTube

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