´The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into ovens´: Outrage as Joan Rivers refuses to apologise after ´vulgar and offensive´ joke about Heidi Klum´s backside Daily Mail [UK], by Sam Webb
Joan Rivers has been blasted by a Jewish pressure group for a joke she made about German supermodel Heidi Klum´s daring Oscars outfit. ´The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens´, said the 79-year-old--herself Jewish--before doubling over with laughter. The veteran comedian made the comment about the Holocaust on Monday´s Fashion Police show on E! when reviewing the low-cut shimmering gold dress worn by the German beauty to attend Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood.[Snip]´Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort
Comments: Considering the source, not unexpected. But others around the woman should have at least cringed, for heaven´s sake.
Agree that this is in bad taste, but sort of in line with that old Yiddish saying: " If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade". I recall that Joan was bold enough to mock Hillary Clinton while she was trying to make believe she was a New Yorker and more recently referred to Michelle 0bama and her failed attempts to be fashionable as "Blackie O". Joan is OK in my book.
I saw this on the "Fashion Police" show Monday night. The others did cringe. It was a stupid joke, but she does this kind of thing all the time and Joan is all about trying to be funny. Most of the time, she´s somewhat funny, but I hate her politics.
She should probably apologize, but people should learn to let stuff pass instead of being perpetually outraged.
It is not funny, but I really think people need to stop getting all offended over everything. When I was younger I couldn´t stand Rivers -- probably because I had no tolerance for obnoxiousness back then. But in today´s world, Rivers is really tame. So, she is actually easier to listen to than most of the other so called comedians.
Anyway, #4, you hate her politics? What are her politics? As far as I know, she is a Republican. Maybe you don´t like her brand of Republicanism?
Rivers, Don Rickels--on and on. There are a lot of comics who use this kind of material mostly to create a shocked reaction from the audience. Love it or hate it, no point in getting worked up about it. They´re going to continue in the same vein. It´s all they know.
In the early 90s I visited Yad Vashem in Israel. When I came out of the Children´s Memorial I saw one of the men in our group completely break down in tears. His parents had escaped the camps (they were children at the time and eventually met here in the U.S). NO ONE else in the family survived. I will never, ever forget that man and the pain and sorrow I saw that day.
Vulgar and offensive does not begin to describe it.
The dress looks like a fancy curtain cut up. It is hardly "hot". Also, there are a lot of hotter looking tail ends in Hollywood. You can even see better in Wal-Mart. I don´t like to judge anyone solely on their appearance, but when that´s how she is marketed I figure its fair game.
#13 I always thought she was a typical Hollywood/Jewish leftie because I seem to remember that she´s said some pretty nasty things about conservatives and republicans. Sorry if I´m mistaken, but I´m as conservative as they come - please don´t ever think I´m a liberal!
Joan and her daughter Melissa have their own reality show. She rolls those jokes off her tongue on a daily basis. She has a huge gay following also. I think she does it for attention but I´m really surprised that QVC still allows her to hawk her wares on their shopping network. She makes a mint.
Joan is OK in my book also!! Love her quick wit. Don´t hear her F...... and Mother....... every other word during her acts to get attention and laughs. She´s tough, smart and a real survivor. The relationship she and Melissa have is the envy of many a mother. The "joke" was a little off but hey she´s Jewish and has the right to tell sometimes not-so-funny jokes. So America...lighten up!
I agree - lighten up, peeps. She´s Jewish - it´s a typical Joan wisecrack - and if you´re offended, you might be a little too sensitive. She wouldn´t dream of apologizing and has no reason to. She´s truly an equal opportunity poker of fun.
Giving Rivers a pass because she´s Jewish means you dont believe in free speech,... ( hear me out!). If such jokes are offensive for Gentiles to tell ( as I think they are) then they ought to be offensive if Jews tell them. You would be p*$$ed if a German said that, or if a Muslim comedian said that. Just like with black humor... and the N word. blacks can say it, but others are wrong if they say the word? Point is, if it´s bad/wrong for one, it should be bad/wrong for all. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Rivers ceased to be funny decades ago. Vulgarity and cruelty are no substitute for wit. Ever. Carson could break up an audience just by lifting an eyebrow. Rivers wasnt worthy to clean his boots.
Yes she is offensive. So what? Lots of people are far more so than her and we dare not criticize them because of their pigmentation or religion. Its not right, but it is reality. I see things every day that are so disgusting they make me cringe, but in order to live my life the way I want, I have to leave them alone to live theirs. That´s what freedom is. Someone else can control other peoples´ behavior. Its not my day to do it.
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