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Joan Rivers Tests New “Joke” Material: “Michelle Obama Is A Tranny!”

joan-riversAging comedian Joan Rivers failed at trying to remain relevant again this week, taking a low blow at President Obama and the First Lady with a dated “joke” that unsurprisingly fell flat on a New York City sidewalk.

Just a day after officiating a marriage between two men at her book signing in Union Square’s Barnes & Noble, Rivers was caught by a photographer on the street who asked: “Do you think the United States will see the first gay president or the first woman president?”

The 81-year-old, who once said referring to Michelle Obama as “Blackie O” Is not racist, replied: “We already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down. You know Michelle is a tranny!” When asked for clarification, she said “[Michelle is] a transgender. We all know.”

Rivers has managed to stay in the news during the last year thanks to her penchant for using deeply offensive slurs, but also because she’s a terrible employer. More than one year after the dedicated Fashion Police writing staff demanded a raise from their pennies-only paycheck, she continues to ignore their request for a meeting.

If you’re a diehard Joan Rivers fan planning on going down with this sinking ship, check out ET‘s exclusive look at her Barnes & Noble marriage ceremony on Tuesday:

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jul 5, 2014
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  • 21 Comments
    • justSomeGuyFromNJ
      justSomeGuyFromNJ

      Not Joan’s finest hour…

      Jul 5, 2014 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      She seemed….under medicated… Regardless of the offensive term….the actual structure of the joke was terrible! I love this woman, she’s a pioneer, she’s constantly pushing the envelope. She’s done amazing things for the LGBTQ community. I expect if she’s gonna go for a topic and subjects like this that the joke at least be good.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotboyvb81
      hotboyvb81

      fashion police is getting boring- she does the same 4 jokes every week- Sandusky, Dinklage, Chaz Bono and Paltrow

      Jul 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • masc4masc
      masc4masc

      Lol @ Blackie O. Bet the people who tried to say it was r-a-c-i-s-t still lol’ed inside before getting up on their PC high horses.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Her schtick is so tired anymore…who cares?

      Jul 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      She used to be funny. She started losing it some time ago and it’s definitely time for her to quit cracking “jokes.”

      Jul 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dougrobnyc
      dougrobnyc

      Very bad taste on Joan’s part. I’m not sure I can support her ever-again! Joan find a mouth rehab center to attend!!

      Jul 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bad Ass Biker
      Bad Ass Biker

      Joan has never been funny to me. Her sense of humor is offensive, abrasive in bad taste and always aimed at other people. Time for her to shuffle off to the old folk’s home. She has the stupidity of Michele Bachmann and the hate of Sarah Palin.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      Why do we still bother paying attention to this old windbag? She hasn’t been funny for years (if ever), but for some reason her hate-filled rants keep getting her airtime. Sad.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gothrykke
      Gothrykke

      Looks like some people need Summers Eve. Was the joke tired and boring? Yes, but good work often takes time and effort. Was it offensive? Most likely, and that’s why its supposed to be funny.

      Joan is my life-long favorite. She has her ups and downs, but much like her support for us, my love for her will remain strong.

      And yes, before you ask, I still support Tracy Morgan despite his, to me, boring and outdated gay jokes.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manjoguy
      manjoguy

      @Bad Ass Biker: And you think Joe Biden has intelligence?!

      Jul 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @manjoguy: Joe Biden is respected diplomat thru out the world and known as a person to be reckoned with. Joe just cuts thru the shit…Palin & Bachman just pile it on.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vegas Tearoom
      Vegas Tearoom

      The irony that Joan Rivers, with all of her plastic surgeries, all of her botox and silicone injections and hormone treatments, is the world’s first F2F.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      now, let’s see how FUN the divorce is.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      @Bad Ass Biker: and the bitc*hiness of YOU.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @Vegas Tearoom: that’s funny…she’d prob think so too.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jckfmsincty
      jckfmsincty

      Really, she needs to retire from public life.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Hart
      James Hart

      Maybe she’s senile. She is a woman OF A CERTAIN AGE.

      Jul 6, 2014 at 1:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      What’s the point of endless rounds of plastic surgery if the end result leaves you looking like Jack Nicholson’s joker without the make-up on? Is that youthful? Is that her idea of beauty?

      The ultimate joke is that Joan Rivers somehow managed to segue her fading relevance into a gig criticizing other people’s lives.

      I find it highly unlikely any of the myriad of people she’s needlessly attacked would ever in a million years wish to switch places with her. Far as I’m concerned that’s punishment enough… having to wake up as Joan Rivers everyday, walking in the bathroom and looking at what’s left of that face in the mirror :)

      Jul 6, 2014 at 2:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B
      Geoff B

      @Vegas Tearoom: Now, THAT was funny!

      Jul 6, 2014 at 2:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier
      DuMaurier

      Did I miss the ‘joke’ part? All I heard was “Obama is This, Michelle is That”. I actually think some funny tasteless humor could be mined from the substance of what Rivers was saying (since it’s what other tasteless people have been saying), but–unlike with the kidnapped women thing that got everyone outraged (and laughing)–here she seems to have forgotten the part about…again…thinking up actual JOKES.

      Jul 6, 2014 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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