Roseanne Barr Slams Women’s March Leaders: 'B*tch, Shut Up'
Comedian criticizes movement for causing pain and division
Outspoken comedian Roseanne Barr has slammed the leaders of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez, by merely saying “B*tch, shut up.”
Barr, who said while she is still a fighter for women’s rights, branded the movement as “disgusting.”
The comedian spoke on a panel with longtime friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in Tel Aviv earlier this week before making the comments.
“All my life I’ve fought to have women’s voices in the media and every other place,” she said.
“But here I’m like ‘Bitch, shut up.'”
Roseanne's remarks ignited applause from the audience, a 500-strong crowd of Israelis and new immigrants.
Barr explained how the hatred within the Women’s March contradicted the purpose of protecting human rights and slammed the women leading it.
“If you’re out there advocating for war and pain and division, it doesn’t seem real feminist to me,” she said.
The Women's has been criticized for failing to disassociate from Nation of Islam leader and rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
Women's March leader Tamika Mallory recently refused to condemn Farrakhan’s statements, which include calling Jews “termites,” before defending her Tweet referring to him as GOAT — or greatest of all time — “because of what he’s done in black communities.”
Mallory also refused to answer a question on whether Israel has the right to exist in an interview with PBS.
Vanessa Wruble was told by Mallory and Perez that Jews needed to confront their own role in racism before taking on the rest of the movement’s aims.
In Tel Aviv, Boteach said that the definition of anti-Semitism is when Jews are judged by an impossible standard.
“Not a double standard — we’ve lived with that our entire existence — but an impossible standard,” he said.
“Farrakhan called Jews termites. We know what we do with termites. You exterminate termites. He speaks of Jews in genocidal language. And yet, Roseanne Barr was taken off the TV. And this woman is leading the Women’s March,” Boteach said.
He continued by noting that the Nation of Islam leader hates gays “almost as much as he hates Jews” and believes that “women ought to be in the kitchen.”
“Yet [Mallory] still defends her relationship with him. Talk about impossible standards,” Boteach said.
Later, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Barr slammed the notion suggested by Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory that “white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy,” with Mallory adding that at the same time “all Jews are targeted by it.”
“Well that’s a racist term because the cornerstone of white supremacy is anti-Semitism, Jew-hatred,” Barr said.
“And then to blame Jews for it is actually very anti-Semitic.”