Roseanne Dresses As Hitler Years Before Racism Scandal: The Shocking Photos Revealed
Years before her latest racist scandal blew up and caused the cancellation of her hit ABC reboot, Roseanne Barr shocked the world when she dressed as Hitler for a series of tasteless photos that appeared in the publication Heeb. Click through RadarOnline.com's gallery to find out more.
The Heeb photo of Barr appeared in 2009 and showed her pulling a tray of burnt gingerbread men cookies from the oven while sporting a Hitler mustache and an armband imprinted with a swastika design.
According to Oliver Noble, the journalist who penned the accompanying article, Barr, 65, insisted she "may, in fact, be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, whom she has requested to be dressed as for her Heeb photo shoot."
Barr, no stranger to stirring up controversy, tried to claim she was just hoping the layout would draw attention to the fact the Holocaust and other tragedies are becoming more and more commonplace.
Nosh Newuman, the publisher ofHeeb, insisted at the time that Barr's photo shoot was just "satire."
"I notice that she's beginning to have fun," Noble recalled of Barr during the shoot. "She nails the Fuehrer's facial expressions with twisted glee, and as she takes the burnt gingerbread 'Jew Cookies' out of the oven it occurs to me that Barr may be the last celebrity utterly incapable of giving a f***."
As RadarOnline.com reported, ABC canceled the popular Roseanne reboot after Barr posted a racist-tinged tweet about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.
"Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj," she wrote, using Jarrett's initials.
"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey blasted.
Despite her issues, Barr is angling for a Mel Gibson-like comeback. A source told RadarOnline.com that ABC is "genuinely terrified" the actress will release emails and other discussions in support of her before her firing. "They are making gestures and saying don't attack us and there will be next chapter for Roseanne, the TV star."
"ABC's position is she can attack at any moment," said the source. "But her career isn't over if she doesn't attack them."
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