High off her 18 million-viewer triumphant return to television, actress Roseanne Barr posted a bizarre tweet on Friday night that left some of her followers confused. Barr has been sharing online conspiracy theories for years now, and her latest controversial tweet was no different.
“President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere, notice that,” she wrote.
President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 31, 2018
Barr followed her tweet with comments reflecting her belief that Trump can effectively “leave his mark” by cracking down on human trafficking. Barr’s character on the recently rebooted Roseanne is a Trump supporter, as she is in real life.
According to the Daily Beast, Barr’s tweet refers to alleged information shared by “QAnon,” a supposed anonymous high-ranking government official insider who reportedly posts on the “dark web” site 4chan. QAnon claims he has insider knowledge of the White House and says Trump is allegedly planning the arrests of Democratic leaders involved in a satanic child-sex-trafficking ring.
Her latest tweet involving the president freeing human-trafficking victims is just another of the unsupported stories that have left the dark web and made its way to popular platforms like YouTube, Reddit, and Barr’s Twitter account.
Roseanne’s tweet about Trump “saving kids” has to do with a fake claim from Trump Internet that arrests for human trafficking are up since Trump took office. There are a few things wrong with that. (a short [?] thread).
— Dianna E. Anderson (@diannaeanderson) March 31, 2018
This isn’t the first time Barr has shared strange tweets. In November, she first asked her followers about QAnon and asked for him to “DM” [direct message] her.
“Who is Q?” and “tell Qanon to DM me in the nexxt 24 hours.” Barr later deleted the tweets, according to the Daily Beast.
Since Friday, she has tweeted or retweeted content relating to QAnon or “the Storm” at least four times. In past tweets that are now deleted, she also has shared reports from the conspiracy theorist website InfoWars.
Roseanne does represent an important political constituency: People who support president Trump because they believe a bunch of bizarre conspiracy nonsense.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) March 31, 2018
After facing a backlash, the actor said Twitter was “not the place” to mention the bizarre story.
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