And no, it wasn’t for shoplifting. Joan Rivers decided to protest Costco’s decision not carry her book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, by cuffing herself to a shopping cart and hawking the book her damn self.
“Costco, who sells condoms by the pallet, who sells Paula Deen books and – which is not good for their customers’ health – they decided to ban my book,” the caustic comedienne crowed to KABC. “This is a First Amendment violation. You’re banning a book because it says a funny quote by Marie Antoinette? Where is this going to lead us to?”
Rivers is referring to two fake reviews that appear on the back cover of her New York Times bestseller; one from Marie Antoinette (“Let her eat shit”) and another from Wilt Chamberlain (“If I were alive, even I wouldn’t fuck her”).
Books and megaphone in tow, Rivers stormed Costco yesterday where she signed books for fans.When police were called to escort the 79-year-old out of the Burbank store, she complied and no criminal charges were filed.
Despite her disagreement with Costco, Joan is by no means calling for a ban of the discount chain, telling KABC, “I am a Costco cardholder. I have bought my condoms there and will continue to do so. I am an avid, avid shopper in their sex toy department.”
So then…no hard feelings?