- Roseanne Barr is under fire for appearing to promote a far-right conspiracy theory about the Parkland school shooting activist David Hogg.
- In a since-deleted tweet, Barr wrote the words “NAZI SALUTE” in response to a conspiracy theorist’s post that tagged Hogg.
- Barr’s tweet seemed to reference a debunked conspiracy that Hogg raised a Nazi salute at a March for Our Lives rally on Saturday.
Roseanne Barr sparked controversy this week for appearing to promote a far-right conspiracy theory about the Parkland shooting student-activist David Hogg.
On Tuesday evening, just before the revival of her ABC sitcom “Roseanne” premiered, Barr tweeted the words “NAZI SALUTE” in response to a Twitter user who tagged Hogg in a tweet. She later deleted her tweet.
ICYMI Roseanne replied to a David Hogg conspiracy theorist who tagged the actual boy, but then ABC made her delete it. Don't worry, here's a screenshot: pic.twitter.com/yftDrSdq6b
— Adam Sass Preorder SURRENDER YOUR SONS! (@TheAdamSass) March 27, 2018
Barr, a vocal Trump supporter with a history of promoting right-wing conspiracy theories, seemed to be referencing a far-right conspiracy theory that Hogg raised a Nazi salute at a March for Our Lives rally on Saturday.
As Mic noted, a number of Twitter users, including Chrissy Teigen, criticised Barr for the tweet, while some called out ABC for giving Barr a platform with her revived sitcom.
Argh. Hit show on ABC. we have reached peak normalization. pic.twitter.com/OnEmeh3oxW
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2018
Dear Lord @therealroseanne you know this is most likely a troll meme account, right? You're entitled to your opinion but this is low even for a Trump supporter.
— alec (@bright_boy09) March 27, 2018
NAZI SALUTE?? REALLY?? Please don't disparage others to try to make your wildly inaccurate point. pic.twitter.com/UqoZITwGYy
— Stuck_in_the_440 (@dabadass419) March 27, 2018
— Sidney Joel Stokes (@TheSidJoShow) March 27, 2018
Barr has previously used her Twitter page to promote debunked far-right conspiracies including Pizzagate and the conspiracy of a “cover-up” in the death of former Democratic National Convention staffer Seth Rich.
ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.
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