During a recent appearance at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix, comedian Roseanne Barr ignited controversy with a series of bold and contentious statements. The event, touted as a celebration of constitutional rights and freedoms, witnessed Barr delivering a speech that quickly became the center of attention.
Barr, known for her unfiltered and often controversial style, began her address by expressing unequivocal support for former President Trump. She stated her commitment to Trump’s cause, fearing repercussions if he were not in power. “I’m just all in… Because I know if I ain’t all in, they’re going to put my ass in a gulag,” Barr exclaimed, indicating a fear of political retribution.
The 70-year-old comedian then launched into a passionate diatribe against what she described as “horrible communists” and “Nazi fascists,” warning of a global Muslim caliphate that would supplant Christian democracies. Her speech, initially met with enthusiasm, took a turn as she continued, leaving the audience in a hushed state.
Barr’s call for truth and transparency in politics resonated with her assertion that both major political parties were flawed and corrupt. “We just want the truth about everything we fought and died and suffered to protect!” she declared.
Her speech, captured on video and shared by Ron Filipkowski, editor-in-chief of MeidasTouch, quickly garnered over 2 million views online. Filipkowski described Barr’s address as increasingly erratic, noting that the audience was left stunned by her claims about a Muslim caliphate.
The four-day AmericaFest event, which takes place across various U.S. locations, was characterized by Rolling Stone as having elements of antisemitism, with several speakers, including Barr, accused of espousing anti-Jewish sentiments.
Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, has also faced accusations of antisemitism based on comments made on his podcast.
Barr’s speech sparked a mix of ridicule and support online. Some criticized her for tarnishing her legacy by aligning with controversial political figures, while others praised her for speaking her mind.
However, Barr’s history with incendiary remarks and conspiracy theories is well-documented. She recently faced backlash for her comments on a podcast, where she made highly controversial statements about the Holocaust. This follows a pattern of provocative comments, including those leading to the cancellation of her ABC sitcom in 2018 after offensive remarks about Valerie Jarrett and George Soros.
Barr did not immediately respond to requests for comment regarding her latest public appearance and statements.