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 ├óΓé¼┬ª 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?