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Joan Rivers Tells The ADL To 'Shut The F*ck Up' Over Her Costco/Nazi Comparison

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Joan Rivers is no stranger to controversy, so that just means she's not afraid to smack it down as soon as it comes her way.

In case you missed it, the comedian handcuffed herself to a shopping cart while screaming into a bullhorn at an El Lay Costco on Tuesday. She was protesting the country's fifth largest retailer because it decided to ban her newest book, I Hate Everything … Starting with Me.

During the publicity stunt, Rivers compared the company's actions to those of the Nazis by telling news outlets:

"It's about first ammendment rights. Costco banned my book because of one word on the back cover. I feel this is a country where people should have the right to have the literature they want. This is the beginning of Nazi Germany."

The Anti-Defamation League didn't like that last bit too much and is accusing her of trivializing the Holocaust while bing "deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors."

This is where most celebrities say, "I'm sorry." Not Joan though!

The Fashion Police star responded by telling her critics to "shut the f*ck up!" She continued to elaborate by saying:

"My husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust. My comment reminds people of the Holocaust because half the people now don't even believe it ever happened. Germany is where banning books started, and it can start here just as quickly. I'm educated. I know how to spell Nazi."

Soooo…she's not backing down any time soon! We're going to go out on a limb here and say that the ADL isn't going to appreciate that response.

Do U agree with her argument or was it truly inappropriate to compare a retailer to the Nazi regime responsible for the Holocaust?

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22 comments to “Joan Rivers Tells The ADL To 'Shut The F*ck Up' Over Her Costco/Nazi Comparison”

  1. 1

    good for her

  2. 2

    Vile woman…comparing Nazi Germany to her book???? Anything for publi$$$ity

  3. Bevi says – reply to this


    She´s right.

  4. 4

    Kinda glad she said that. These organizations have become a bit over reactive. You have to consider the source of the supposed slur.

  5. jett7060 says – reply to this


    Old news, Perez. You're waaaaaay behind the 8-ball. Again.

  6. 6

    They didn't "BAN" her book - they decided not to sell it on THEIR shelves, just like millions of other products they decide not to sell. Costco is a merchandiser and they have to pick and choose products that appeal to their customers and that are aligned to their brand. There are thousands of other books/writers that they don't sell either, just like there are thousands of products they decide not to sell. They can pick and choose whatever they want to put on their shelves. Joan is throwing a bratty celebrity hissy fit because she didn't get what she wants. Over the years, she went from shocking & funny to crude & disgusting. I can't stand her.

  7. Enchanted says – reply to this


    I was a huge Joan RIvers fan until I saw her in person and since then, I can't stand her. She is a piece of work, that should be shoved on a shelf somewhere and good for Costco, don't sell her GARBAGE.

  8. 8

    I agree with Joan! Wow, I admire that lady! Joan should be president! She is amazing! I love her! She is right, banning books is how the Nazi's started! Joan is a smart lady, and when she says something! LISTEN

  9. katie mae says – reply to this


    Joan Rivers can do no wrong! We should never forget what happened in the beginning, the little signs of fascism like banning books. Go Joan!

  10. 10

    Joan is wicked smart, and is generating buzz around her new book, that's all.

  11. Nick says – reply to this


    It's Joan Rovers…what do you expect? She's makes her money off being funny…and that…was funny. The in appropriate always is. Lighten up a little. A joke is a joke.

  12. 12

    I thought the puppet from Wayland Flowers and Madame was buried when he died….

  13. Andie says – reply to this


    I love Joan! I feel like everyone always bends over and apologizes for any controversy they create and she is like fuck you I am not a pushover I don't give a fuck!

  14. 14

    Costco doesn't want to sell Joan's FILTHY Anti-Gentile HATE book!

    She is GROSS, so is her MUTT-FACE DAUGHTER!

  15. zepcat says – reply to this


    I really like Costco as they serve many things I like at decent prices. However, Joan has every right to go after the company for banning her book and she is right, that this is the way it started in Nazi Germany and is happening here in the US. Don't believe it, just look at the Tea Party and the Fox News. These people love limiting our rights.

  16. zepcat says – reply to this


    Re: Meggie246524 – It is censorship whether you believe it or not. I like to Shop at Costco, but it is not their right to ban books just because they do not approve of the content. No one is forced to buy and if the book is bad it won't sell. It is likve watching TV or listening to the Radio. If you don't like it turn the channel and Costco should leave it to the public to decide.

  17. Classikh says – reply to this


    It's sad that so many people can't see this is publicity stunt. She's is a successful, smart woman who has become famous for two things, the controversial things she says and plastic surgery. So what if the 5th largest retailer isn't selling her book! I'm sure she'll continue making millions from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th largest retail stores that ARE selling her book. If people really wanted to read it that bad they'll go somewhere they can get it.

  18. Peach says – reply to this


    I'm on Joan's side,she tells it like it is and she is a very smart woman.Good for her she will stand up to anyone and never back down.And her book is a smash hit.

  19. 19

    I think she is funny but not sure if I would buy the book (senior living on a fixed income)./

  20. albert says – reply to this


    Re: Meggie246524 – Ok Nut if your such an expert you would know that all the top retailers that sell books carry the new york times top ten (which Joan's book is on ) so to not to carry it says something! It says they are passing judgment on someones work and essentially deciding for us what we can read, WAKE THE FUCK UP! As for Joan's book I have not read it and Im not sure if I will but I am concerned with a top retailer taking an moral stance in a free market. With all that said I am NOT sure if this was Costco's deliberate action BUT it must be pointed out that this is how our rights start disappearing if the book sucks then let it bomb (this way the public decides) most reputable publishers buy them back anyway, but don't let your personal opinions about Joan make you blind to the encroachment of your freedoms.

  21. 21

    I like Joan but she is out of line. Costco is a family oriented company who has standards and by going with her ridiculous comparison she is also saying anything goes to include porn or violent books. This DOES trivialize the holocaust and she is a fool for pulling such a rude publicity stunt.

  22. 22

    Explain to me how the mention of the Holocaust trivializes it? I would think never talking about it, trivializes it. If half the people don't believe that it happened and a percentage of people don't even know what it is, how is this in bad taste?

    More people know who Kim Kardashian is than Hitler.