Comedian Joan Rivers lost her comedic touch more than a few years ago, but that hasn’t stopped her from staging a number of offensive publicity stunts recently to drum up talk for her new book, Diary of A Mad Diva.
After referring to President Obama as the “first gay president” and the First Lady as a “tranny” on Thursday, Rivers walked out of a CNN interview last night because she was grilled about her history of unfunny and terribly offensive material. Turns out she can dish it but can’t take it.
When asked about her choice to offer primarily “mean” critiques during Fashion Police, the show for which she pays her writers pennies, Rivers exclaimed that her critiques are “not mean,” and that she only says “the same things that all your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch.”
When pressured further to admit that she has a tendency to joke about things “that seem off-limits to a lot of people,” Joan got her panties in a bunch and refused to continue with the “defensive” and “negative” interview. “I’ve made people laugh for 50 years, I am put on Earth to make people laugh, my book is funny!,” she said, shortly before storming off.
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield is admittedly one of the most obnoxious and condescending people sitting behind the CNN news desk, but that doesn’t justify Joan’s temper tantrum.
So… um…. good luck with the book, Joan.