Shocking news everyone…Joan Rivers is in hot water for a joke she made. Let me give you all a second to take that in…ready to hear it again? Alright…yes indeed, Joan Rivers is in hot water for a joke she made.
Joan’s career (she is 78 and still performing) has been based around scandals like these…this should come as no shock to anyone. The recipient of the latest one? The late Whitney Houston.
In Joan’s new book, “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me,” she makes a joke at the expense of Whitney. Michael Musto of the Village Voice posted the excerpt from Joan’s book:
“I hate Houston. It’s crawling with bugs. …Oh, wait, that’s Whitney Houston; I’m sorry, my bad. (Can I just mention that Whitney looked fabulous at the Grammys? She was in mahogany from head to toe.)”
To anyone that doesn’t know, Whitney passed away unexpectedly in February and cocaine was found in her system after an autopsy. She was found dead in her hotel room the day before the Grammys, which did a last-minute tribute to the amazing, diva recording artist.
So, is the joke too soon? Should Joan have just left that part out of her book? Is it tasteless?
Joan has never been one to hold back anything she says and caused some riffs at the SAG Awards this year when she said that Sofia Vergara is “more top heavy than an Italian cruise ship,” shortly after the Costa Concordia sank in January. She takes on recent tragedies and she turns them into jokes…this is her thing.
Time for your comments/thoughts…should Joan have left the joke in the book or taken it out? Too soon? Too far? Just Joan being Joan and doing what has made her a successful comic for many years? Leave some comments!
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