Roseanne Barr’s conspiracy is that the coronavirus was made to kill off Boomers

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There’s a new YouTube show called “Quarantined with Norm Macdonald.” So many celebrities are trying to provide content during the quarantine, in any low-fi way they can, through social media or Zoom or YouTube or whatever. I don’t hate the idea that “entertainers need to entertain in any environment,” but some efforts are better than others. Anyway, Norm Macdonald’s thing is just filming himself talking on speaker-phone to his various friends or comedians. He recently spoke to Roseanne Barr, who is mostly a pariah in Hollywood at this point. Roseanne is isolating in Hawaii, where she owns a big property/farm, and where the virus has not been *as* bad. So Roseanne felt free to share a conspiracy theory about the virus:

Answering the question that no one asked, Roseanne Barr’s back, baby! The comic spoke with Norm Macdonald Sunday night for the latter’s “Quarantined With Norm Macdonald,” a YouTube talk show, and naturally, the conversation turned towards the coronavirus pandemic.

“You know what it is, Norm? I think they’re just trying to get rid of all my generation,” Barr told Macdonald. “The boomer ladies that, you know, that inherited their — you know, are widows. They inherited the money so they got to go wherever the money is and figure out a way to get it away from people.”

“That would be a good thriller,” Macdonald responds. In case you were wondering how Barr’s handling things, she’s apparently holed up in Hawaii, where “we have one [coronavirus] case on the island” and 99 percent of the residents are sequestered and “doing what they are supposed to do.” (Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus map for the US claims that there are 371 confirmed cases of the illness across the Hawaiian islands.)

Oh, and she “[has] the time now to research and come up with the perfect lawsuit,” Barr says. Unsurprisingly, it’s related to her 2018 canceling — both figurative and literal — which she memorably blamed on Ambien, and, subsequently, anti-Semitism and her costar Sara Gilbert (in that order). It will be aimed at, broadly, Hollywood, so that Barr can “f–k over everybody in the f–king world over there.”

[From Page Six & Salon]

I couldn’t watch the video for more than about 50 seconds, but if you’d like to watch it, go here. I did read Salon’s coverage of it and wow, she sounds absolutely batsh-t. We knew that right? It’s not that Roseanne is some hardcore conservative foil, it’s that she’s absolutely bonkers and she spouts off some of the worst conspiracies ever. And no, someone did not *make* the coronavirus to kill off Boomers.

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  1. Veronica S. says:

    Hawaii would be on lockdown considering they really can’t afford a serious outbreak as an island. Supply chain would be a nightmare for them in a crisis.

    LOL, she’s so bitter. There’s something so hysterically funny about the martyr complex on people who scream about freedom of speech when they come up against the consequences for it. They really think the right to outrage is theirs alone.

  2. Mere says:

    But if they did I would like to shake their hand.

  3. Tx_mom says:

    Time. Time is the conspiracy that will kill the boomers.

  4. Maida says:

    Salon’s coverage of that call is a RIDE. One quote:

    “She argued that people are “being forced to evolve,” urged working women to learn how to make bean soup, claimed that Chinese people eat bats and rats (and that she saw one guy eat a baby), and insisted that ‘there exists an operative in each town that reports back to Central Intelligence false information to ruin my career.’”

    Paranoia and racism are apparently still constants in Barrworld.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Hahaha! That reminded me of a character Aussies on here will remember, from a beloved comedy show. Her name was Kylie Moll, a sullen, whiney, gum-chewing teenager. In one skit, she’s telling about a visit to her grandmother’s house: “…she puts this bowl in front of me and I ask, ‘What’s this?’ She says, ‘It’s bean soup.’ And I say, *rolls eyes* ‘I know it’s been soup, but what is it now?’ ” Comedy gold. 😂

    • DSW says:

      She probably saw the pics in shown in this Snopes article and believed they were real. I don’t believe for a second she actually saw someone eating a baby.
      https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fetus-feast/

    • Wack-a-Doodle-Do needs to stay isolated down on her farm.

  5. Lady Keller says:

    Maybe I shouldn’t go here – but in my community boomers are the worst at following the government recommendations. My MIL for instance goes to 3 different stores looking for iceberg lettuce, my out of work neighbors go and get coffee every day, there is a group of 60 something ladies near me meeting up for group walks. When I finally ventured out to the grocery store the very livid cashier told me about several returning snowbirds who have come in for groceries clearly ignoring the order to quarantine for 14 days. I think the boomers are doing their best to kill themselves.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      What would you expect? They’re like the OG rebels. They’ve been going against the grain for decades, Granted, old ways get on my nerves, but I’m almost there, and I’d hate to be the subject of youthful scorn. And if anyone’s adminstration called for going against the grain, it’s this one. Perhaps I’d settle for minimizing stereotypes and singling out particular instances. Like your MIL on a personal question for something as useless and nutritionally vacant as iceberg lettuce lol!

      • EatTheRich says:

        You would hate to be the subject of youthful scorn??? Then why don’t you do what the F you are supposed to do and stay the F inside!!! Boomers in my community are for sure not taking this seriously enough, it’s disgusting. Gen X, millennial and Gen Z are being a lot more responsible because they care about their lives and others’.

      • Mika says:

        Boomers are the fking WORST. Yesterday I went out for the first time in over a week and I saw: a 10 person strong cycling group (all over 60), five 50 + men playing golf together on a closed course, and a 70 plus man pushing behind me at the grocery story, and when I told him to maintain the 2 m distance he said “no, I’ll take my chances, you look healthy”.

        My parents are boomers, and I love them, but their generation is selfish to their core.

    • Jerusha says:

      In my community it’s Gen Xers and Millennials. Fools and idiots come in all generations, genders, races, nationalities.

    • lucy2 says:

      My parents are out way more than I wish they were. They’re taking precautions, but I keep reminding them the safest thing is to STAY HOME.

  6. TBack says:

    I worked with a conspiracy theorist. This is a common one… the government is doing something to kill off the elderly because they’re living too long & costing too much in social security & medicare. Her theory at the time was it would be done via flu shots.

    • Venus says:

      Someone told me coronavirus was spreading because of the flu vaccine — now I know the rest of the argument! O.M.G.

      • Sof says:

        I got sent a flyer that assured the vaccine is worse than the virus which… I don’t see how anyone can believe that given the vaccine doesn’t exist???
        I’ve heard theories about goverments trying to kill the elders supported by speeches and statements given by IMF members and different world leaders.
        Another crazy theory I heard is that the virus was spread to stop mass pollution and slow climate change, with people like Bill Gates financing the operation!
        Misinformation and paranoia can potentially kill us all.

    • lucy2 says:

      Ask them why the GOP, who disgustingly is still in charge of the White House and Senate, would want to kill off their voting base.

  7. Hikaru says:

    It really worries me that the more this mess progresses towards the west the younger and younger the victims get. It speaks about our general lack of health across all age lines. I went from dismissing it as an old people thing to getting worried about people in my own age group. Thirties no longer feel as safe as they did only a couple of weeks ago.

  8. adastraperaspera says:

    Like clockwork, Roseanne Barr shares disinformation to help shield Trump from criticism. Kooky statements like this are designed to add to the chaos. She’s like Kanye–paid every time they do this. Trump and company use sophisticated propaganda techniques. They aren’t dumb or crazy. They achieve their goal when disinformation is amplified.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I REALLY wish people would stop giving this awful person a platform.

  10. Golly Gee says:

    You’ve got it wrong Roseanne. It’s the lizard people trying to kill off the boomers. : O

  11. Scal says:

    The conspiracy theory I keep hearing is that it’s from the 5G cell towers. Michael Che even put it in his obit from his grandmother that died from Covid-19. People are burning down 5G towers in the UK.

    The youngest baby boomers are in their late 50′s. I know they are used to be the center of everything, but they are the ‘senior’ group that’s high risk now. No conspiracy, just time.

  12. sassafras says:

    What’s crazy about all these conspiracy theories is that they’re so… indirect. Why would they start a virus in Wuhan, China? Why would they erect some towers? If the government/ cabal really wanted to nuke the boomers, isn’t there a simpler way? Like spray all their AARP / Medicare mail with something? Or put something in their cholesterol meds? Conspiracists are really bad at this.

  13. Leah says:

    This thing is killing all of the generations.

    Why can’t she go back into hiding?

  14. Valerie says:

    I thought it was a smokescreen designed to distract while Trump takes down the corrupt elite. LOL. These theorists can’t even agree on a story or get their facts straight.

  15. Thea says:

    the oldest boomers are turning 65 this year. The virus doesn’t discriminate, since people over 65 are more vulnerable – that’s the silent generation, not boomers. But yes, boomers are old too, so they’re also in danger.

    Also note, those dumbass kids who think it’s ok to go on spring break are generation z, not millennials. Just like my dumbass gen z sister who thinks it okay to hang out with friends and boyfriend right now. Even a quarantine can’t keep her home.

    • Jerusha says:

      Turning 74, actually. January 1, 1946 – December 31, 1964. Otherwise, I agree with you.

      Then there are those of us born between 1941-1945. We were in college in the Sixties. We took part in the social upheavals of that time, for Civil Rights and Women’s Lib, against the War. We have more in common with the Boomers than with the Silent Generation who were young adults in the Fifties. The cutoffs for generational definitions are rather fluid, imo.

      • Dazed and Confused says:

        Interesting. My mom was born in 1945 and she has stressed her entire life that she is NOT a boomer. But when the political upheaval of the sixties was happening, she was newly married and mostly worried that my father would be drafted. Definitely against the war, but not at Woodstock, I suppose.

        But yes, I was going to say the same thing — it’s the Silent Generation and the few remaining Greatest Generation individuals who are at the greatest risk. Though everyone is at risk now.

      • Thea says:

        Ok. Thanks for the correction. I always thought baby boomers started at ‘55, cause that was the year WWII ended and hence spillers coming home and created a whole bunch of babies.

      • c8h10n4o2 says:

        WWII ended in 1945.

      • Mika says:

        Thea, girl, the war ended in 1945. Have you never seen an Oscar winning film?

  16. Candikat says:

    I was not aware that the entirety of the world’s wealth was being hoarded by Boomer widows.

  17. Courtney B says:

    One of the ugliest conspiracy theories is the #filmyourhospital one which alleges the numbers are made up because hospital parking lots are empty, etc. Todd Starnes got it started. Nothing like trying to reassure people it’s not that big a deal and it’s just going to ruin the economy.

  18. Lonnie tinks says:

    Okay Boomer.