Roseanne Barr's coronavirus conspiracy theory: 'They're trying to get rid of my generation'

Roseanne Barr says she believes the COVID-19 pandemic is a scheme to wipe out the women of her generation. 

The controversial comedian and former sitcom star took part in a phone interview with stand-up comic Norm Macdonald for his YouTube series, in which she said humans were being "forced to evolve" due to coronavirus. 

"You know what it is, Norm? I think they're just trying to get rid of all my generation," Barr said. 

"It's all connected in my head because I'm on the autism spectrum, so everything needs to fit perfectly or I'll go insane. So I'm always trying to put things together but it's all interrelated.

"I think we're being forced to evolve." 

The 67-year-old referred specifically to the "boomer ladies that are widows", explaining: "They inherited the money so they got to go wherever the money is and figure out a way to get it from people."

Running with Barr's theory, Macdonald responded: "Because there's so many boomers that have money and do no work, so if you got them out of society - that would be a good thriller."

Barr, who was sacked from the 2018 reboot of her self-titled sitcom after making racist comments on Twitter, also said the pandemic "could be what some people call the rapture, absolutely".

Other notable moments from interview with Macdonald included Barr's assertion that she recently watched a video of a man eating a human baby online and that women who are sucessful in the corporate world needed to learn to "cook bean soup" immediately. 

Barr also said she was using her time in self-isolation to formulate "the perfect lawsuit" to "sue everyone in f**king Hollywood". 

Referring to her being fired by ABC, Barr said she now had the time to "figure out how to f**k everybody in the f**king world over there".