Roseanne Barr has called Natalie Portman "sickening" and "repulsive" and defended Kevin Hart. She criticized Portman for declining an Israeli award. Portman, who was born in Israel, was awarded the Genesis Prize, but declined to accept it because she did not want to seem as if she was endorsing Netanyahu or the BDS movement. Barr says:
"It was really sickening, I find her repulsive."
"She was raised in incredible privilege of safety in the Jewish state and knows nothing about antisemitism."
"She's the darling of the left here, the Jewish left in Hollywood, she is a complete hypocrite who grew up in safety and privilege, like I said before, and knows nothing about what she speaks of."
Roseanne also defended Kevin Hart and criticized John Goodman for not standing up for her following her racist tweets about Valerie Jarrett. She said:
"But nobody fights for anybody in Hollywood because it's you next if you do. It's very much a culture of fear and mind control, and it's run by people without a lot of ethics."
Roseanne Barr will arrive in Israel this month to speak against the BDS movement.