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Holocaust Shtick.

(cross posted at kickin it with cg)

In what can only be described as bizarre, comedian Roseanne Barr and Heeb Magazine have created some controversy surrounding a recent interview and photo shoot.

In the shoot, Barr poses gleefully dressing as Adolf Hitler, complete with a swastika armband, pulling a tray of burnt “Jew Cookies” from an oven. Barr, a Jewish grandmother herself allegedly requested that she be dressed as the f├╝hrer for the photos.

Barr went on the depart some additional pearls of wisdom:

…on politics The rich ain’t going anywhere. They are done with that Christian Right- type stuff-there’s no more money in it. They have become the Christian Left now.  

…on vegans Vegans are all coke-sniffing, cigarette-smoking faux socialists who listen to music that has no melody at all, so fuck them.

Apparently Barr feels guilty about it though.


79 comments

  1. NavyBlueWife

    And this is one of them.  I don’t get the humor.  And I don’t think it takes away any of the power or pain that Hitler caused to the Jewish people.  I have yet to meet one Jew who jokes about the holocaust in any manner.  And I keep wondering why anyone gives her a public platform.

  2. I must let the whole Moose know about David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party and most likely our new Prime Minister next year, and his new allegiance in European Parliament.

    Basically, the EU represents the same bug bear of Federal ‘Communism’ that Obama does to the far right in the US. The Tory party have been obsessed with Europe ever since her hatred of it caused Margaret Thatcher’s demise in 1990. To those now in power in the party, the EU is the new Napoleon/Hitler/Soviet Union, and must be resisted at all costs.

    As a result of this, the Tories have formed a new grouping in the European Parliament with other ‘anti Europeans’, now led by former Polish Law and Justice Minister, Michal Kaminski, who was a member of an anti semitic movement in his youth, and opposed any apology for the the massacre of Jews by Poles at Jedwabne.

    I know Poland well, and it’s a complicated story, and best explained by Timothy Garton Ash here. But I’m still amazed by the ability of people to use the Holocaust, the one irreducible evil of Western civilisation, to a political pawn in some short term debate.  

  3. spacemanspiff

    She’s pushing the limits as most comedians do.

    Sometimes the joke bombs and sometimes its a hit.

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