Roseanne Barr Says She’s 'Queer' in Bizarre Video Rant: 'I Put the Q in LGBTQ'
"I'm queer. I'm alien," Roseanne Barr said in a YouTube video that was posted Easter Sunday and has since been deleted
In a bizarre video posted over the weekend, Roseanne Barr said she identifies as “queer.”
The ousted Roseanne actress, 66, posted a video — titled “The word ‘f–’ is h8ful-I put the Q in LGBTQ” — to her YouTube channel on Easter Sunday, criticizing the use of a gay slur and seemingly claiming to be queer herself.
“The word f– is a really hateful word, isn’t it?” Barr began in the video, which was removed on Monday.
“Especially when it’s like one gay calling another gay guy that. Have you ever been in the middle of one of them hate marriages? It’s like, ‘Wait a minute, we’re not supposed to say that word. How come you’re saying that word? What? Oh, I just can’t say the word. Well, I can when I’m in the house but I can’t say it outside of the house. Okay, I get your rules.’ But it is a hateful word and you should get rid of it. Get rid of it being spoken,” said Barr.
“All that LGBTQ stuff, okay let me just be real. I put the Q in LGBTQ, okay? Because I am queer as two motherf——. I’m queer. I’m alien,” she continued.
“I don’t belong here with all these people. They make no sense. They are very queer. And that makes me a queer, I guess,” she concluded. “I did put the Q in it. Bye.”
Barr’s rep did not return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Barr tweeted, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” and she retweeted a number of conspiracy theories.
ABC quickly dropped the revival of Roseanne, which was the no. 1 scripted series of the season. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” Channing Dungey, then president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement.
Her character was killed off for the Roseanne spin-off The Connors, and she tweeted “I’m not dead, bitch” during the premiere, which delivered 10.5 million viewers — nearly 8 million less than when Roseanne returned on ABC the previous March.
“When you get fired you get real suicidal. But I’d never kill myself because that would make too many f—ing people happy. And I’m not about making people happy,” she said, according to a video that the Laugh Factory posted on Vimeo.
She then read an expletive-filled letter directed at ABC, claiming the network ignored her show’s success, both in its original form (it aired on ABC from 1998 until 1997) and in its 2018 reincarnation. She also slammed their decision to re-launch the sitcom as The Connors. in October by killing off her character with an opiate overdose.
“Dear ABC. When you asked me back to once again bail out your s—, f—ing low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked and I delivered you the highest ratings that you had in 10 f—ing years,” Barr said. “At the first sign of controversy, you killed me off with a drug overdose. But you know what, I ain’t dead, bitches.”
ABC did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.