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YouTube has removed Roseanne Barr’s appearance on comedian Theo Von’s podcast for violating its hate speech policies, The Independent reported on Friday.

Earlier this week, a clip from Barr’s appearance on the podcast, in which she used the Holocaust and Jewish people to make a point about political propaganda, went viral.

In an over two-minute clip from the podcast which was posted to Twitter, Barr and Von are seen talking about former President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.

“That’s all a lie, the election was not rigged,” Barr explained.

When Von asked if the election was rigged, Barr exclaimed, “Of course not! 36 counties have 81 million people in them. That’s the truth and don’t you dare say anything against it or you’ll be off YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and all the other ones. Because there’s such a thing as the truth and facts and we have to stick to it.”

At this point, Barr seemingly compared claims of election fraud to those that deny that the Holocaust happened.

“Nobody died in the Holocaust, either. That’s the truth. It should happen. Six million Jews should die right now, because they cause all the problems in the world,” Barr said, adding, “It never happened, it never happened.”

As of Friday, that episode of Von’s podcast is no longer available on YouTube. A message on the platform reads: “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech.”

While Barr has not said anything publicly about the interview with Von, hours after the clip hit Twitter, Von posted a longer clip of the interview.

“Here is the full clip of Roseanne Barr obviously using sarcasm and satire. She is a mensch and one of the funniest people I’ve ever met,” he tweeted.

Nevertheless, Barr’s comments have been widely condemned, including Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League.

"Sarcasm or not, Roseanne Barr’s comments about Jews and the Holocaust are reprehensible and irresponsible. This isn’t funny. And shame on Theo Von for letting it go unchallenged and instead diving into conspiracy theories about Jews and Hollywood," he tweeted.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach weighed in on the controversy surrounding Barr’s remarks and called on her to speak up and clarify her comments.

In 2018, the actress caused a firestorm when she posted a series of racist tweets about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to President Barack Obama.

In one of the tweets, that have since been deleted, Barr wrote, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

She later issued an apology to Jarrett and "all Americans", but ABC nonetheless canceled the reboot of the hit sitcom "Roseanne".

Barr has consistently lambasted BDS in recent years. Speaking at a conference in 2016, she said, “BDS is right-wing and fascist….BDS [members] do not want peace, nor do they want peace negotiations.”

A year later, she blasted New Zealand pop star Lorde after she decided to cancel a show in Israel.

“Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert,” Barr said at the time.

The comedian has also shown fondness for the State of Israel, having once said she hopes to one day make Aliyah and maybe even run for Prime Minister of Israel.

In 2019, Barr visited Israel and even took a tour of Judea and Samaria.

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