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Joan Rivers is so old and out of touch now that the only way she can stay relevant is by continuing to offend people under the guise of “comedy” – with the funniest part being that no one’s laughing. I’m all for dark humour, observational humour that can be offensive, etc, but Joan Rivers just talks shit that’s so outlandish, it can’t even be poorly disguised as a joke.

Her latest foray into the world of tastelessness (I know, I know – she’s the president there) was in saying that the two women who escaped from the Cleveland house they were abused and held captive in last year should “lighten up” because, you know, free rent and all that. LOL?

From TMZ:

The women are pissed at Joan’s comments on the “Today” show this week … when she talked about her daughter’s guest room, saying “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.”

The women — Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — came out swinging, saying they were shocked and disappointed at the “hurtful” comment.

Joan tells us she WON’T apologize, telling them to lighten up, adding,  “One of them has a book deal.  Neither are in a psych ward.  They’re ok.  I bet you within 3 years one of them will be on Dancing with the Stars.”

And Joan says, plenty of comedians have done schtick about tragic events like Hitler’s terror and the sinking of the Titanic.  Joan says, “The TV the guy gave them must not have had SNL.”

Jesus Christ. What a disgusting human being.

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April 24, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Joan Rivers

25 Responses to “Surprise! Joan Rivers is an asshole!”

  1. Chuck says:

    Aw, someone’s offended by a comedienne’s joke? Please – common sense is going out the window these days.

  2. lisa says:

    Agreed. That is one place you just do not go.

  3. Guest says:

    Lighten up people, it’s a joke.
    If you’re offended, then the real world is not for you, go back to mommy’s basement.

  4. jj says:

    Was it in bad taste ya of course but that is who Joan is and she has been saying those things for 70 yrs. The women that were abducted have the right to be pissed but the rest of you No get over it. Hell lastweek you said Lohan’s miscarriage was a blessing. Ya ya you said miscarriages are fucked up ….

  5. Cameron says:

    She’s the worst. Her jokes aren’t funny for one, plus she comments on the way other people look, when she is clearly can’t stand the way she herself looks after disfiguring herself with excessive plastic surgery. Ugh.

    And honestly, how dare she pass off what happened to those women as nothing? Any positive fame or wealth they get after this is well deserved after what they went through.

  6. M says:

    To quote Kyle from South Park: “Either it’s all okay, or none of it is.”

    People get butthurt about everything these days. Like someone else said, lighten up.

    • Webster says:

      Either it’s funny or it isn’t. This isn’t, some times Rivers just runs off at the mouth until she gets someone’s attention. Let’s put the lighten up people in a room for ten years without family, not to mention all the sexual abuse and then you can lighten up. For the people comparing this to the miscarriage, this was real, the other was probably made up for sympathy by someone who lies all the time, big difference.

      • M says:

        No, it’s a solid joke. Some people just can’t handle certain types of comedy, and I think you’re one of them. So your dumbass sensibilities are hurt. Who fucking cares? Joan Rivers shouldn’t have to censor herself just to appease people like you.


      • Webster says:

        The old crone can tell whatever joke she wants, on any topic, this one wasn’t funny to me but I’m not crying tears of hurt over it, just stating an opinion. What does Fuck have to do with this topic fellow dumbass? Talk about censorship with such an angry response.

      • Nicole says:

        M – Obviously it is a joke. That is why Joan Rivers made it; it is her poor attempt at humor. But the line must be drawn somewhere – if it is acceptable to joke and marginalize women who were sexually abused for years, then it is obvious that we truly do live in a culture that does not give a damn about victims of abuse. I thought that jokes were supposed to be funny. I do not know what sick person would be laughing about the sexual abuse two women experienced for years. Obviously Joan Rivers is free to make whatever joke she wishes, but those who are offended by her offensive jokes are also allowed to say as much. Also – your crude language makes all your points null, “dumbass.”

  7. Southerner says:

    This reminds me of the Don Imus controversy over his comments about the Rutger’s female b-ball players. These people are paid to say stuff like this; it’s they’re job. Get a life, Cleaveland 3. You’re getting free press for your future memoirs.

  8. Carlos says:

    If the old bat can say whatever she wants, then so can everyone who doesn’t agree with her. Free speech works both ways.

  9. blah says:

    Everyone is getting upset with her and it’s giving her exactly what she wants. It was stupid for anyone to think that someone like Joan Rivers would back down and trying to make her apologize only emboldens her. She’s a comedienne who is known for saying highly offensive or inappropriate things; that’s her schtick. To assume she could be shamed into apologizing is ridiculous.

    She won’t back down and apologize because she would be looked down upon by other comics who have her same sense of humor. There’s no way she wants to lose street cred in her field.

    With people like her, the best way to get at them is to not fall into the bear trap. Just ignore her. Hell for Joan Rivers is an empty room with no one to pay attention to her.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Leave the ‘Politically correct’ crap to the politicians.
    Better yet Ban Politically correct.

  11. Stacey says:

    Joan Rivers is old and doesn’t give a fuck. Good for her.

  12. pik nak says:

    who cares? don’t answer that.

  13. Wedding guest says:

    Sorry, i love me some good sarcasm but the only thing funny about joan is her face.

  14. Terry E. Alexander says:

    Oh, ‘cmon! Yes, I’m more than disappointed in some of what she says, but-this is still America, and I’ve heard worse from other comedians, and my fellow neighbors.

  15. rodzilla says:

    Money saving tip for Joan. And every one who thinks this comment (actually, anything She says) was funny. When you die, get them to give you an enema. Then they can bury you in a shoebox.

  16. thebutlerdidit says:

    Solid joke, about the size of her room versus the room in Oh. She never referenced the ladies, they weren’t offended, they had no idea what occurred. Some perennial outrage over reactors on the AntiSocial Network of PC language police decided as they do daily, to make this into something when it was a part of a working comedic legend’s act. Just as we don’t police writers, actors, musicians, comedians art shouldn’t be censored either. This is all about posturing.

  17. thebutlerdidit says:

    Once more for you slow folks, it was a joke about the room size NOT THESE LADIES OR THEIR ABDUCTION AND TIME HELD. How can you clutch your pearls and be offended when you are too puerile to understand context? The sanctimony and rush to police folks these days is incredible. You folks would give over your freedoms with two hands.

  18. Mavis says:

    I don’t see how anybody admires shock humor. Joan Rivers, Howard Stern, and their ilk are doing nothing that takes any skill. It’s hard to do good comedy. Saying something shocking is as easy as taking candy from a baby. Or raping a baby. See how easily I did that?

  19. keith says:

    I agree with the Butlerdidit and Mavis .I thought the comparison to a small cluttered room in her house with the basement where the kidnapped girls were held was pretty funny because it made her point vividly and briefly, in a totally unexpected, outlandish,over-the-top, comparison–which shocks people into laughing. This is what comedians do. The comment referred in no way to their horrible treatment, sexual or otherwise. I’ve seen, and turned off, a number of HBO and other channels comedy hour specials because of non-stop vulgarities and ugly, mean-spirited stereotyped jokes at the expense of lots of people, which I admit can SOMETIMES be funny if the stand up is his or herself funny but usually they really aren’t.

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