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Roseanne’s angry new Fox Nation comedy special is just as bad as you think

Roseanne Barr in her comedy special "Cancel This!"
Roseanne Barr in her comedy special "Cancel This!" Photo: Screenshot

Comedian Roseanne Barr is getting attention online for anti-transgender jokes as her first comedy special in 15 years premieres.

Roseanne Barr: Cancel This! will premiere today on Fox Nation, completing her descent from “domestic goddess” to MAGA icon. Judging from clips released online, her comedy is addressed at Fox’s target demographic: elderly straight people whose kids don’t talk to them anymore.

The kids today “have no concept of reality!” she complains. “They’ve been living in a bubble forever! Asking questions that have nothing to do with the real world: what is my gender, Mom? What is my gender? Your gender is ‘Get a job,’ that’s your gender!”

“‘What is a woman?’ They don’t know that? That one they’re asking all the time,” she said, even though it’s a question conservatives have asked pretty exclusively over the past several years. “I’ll tell you what a woman is. A woman is MEEEEE!”

“A woman is someone who cleans up everybody else’s s**t! That’s what a woman is!”

“A woman is somebody whose boobs hang down to her knees with a prolapsed uterus from giving birth to five ungrateful little privileged f**ks who’ve never had to work for anything in their whole damn lives!”

“My pronouns are kiss/my/ass!”

Barr rose to national fame with her classic 80s sitcom about a working-class family. Her show was revived in 2018, but she was soon fired from it after making racist statements about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.

She has rebranded as a MAGA mouthpiece, bashing liberals and supporting Donald Trump. She went so far as to say she “appreciated” Kanye West’s recent antisemitic tweets.

Many people reacted negatively to clips of her comedy special.

Back on Fox News, Barr went on Tucker Carlson Tonight to promote her special by calling liberals “fascist and Nazi, they do experiments on captive populations. No different and it’s disgusting. And then we’re supposed to see that as progressive? It’s not. It’s anything but.”

It’s not clear what she was referring to. Conservatives have compared gender-affirming care, the COVID-19 vaccines, mask mandates, learning about the history of racism in the U.S., and pretty much anything Democrats support to Nazism and fascism.

But it is clear that she’s still angry about losing her show after calling Jarrett “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.”

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