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?
Love Joan, but the book was boring
The book was hilarious…and she’s right…what happened to people’s sense of humour?…..
Truth: Costco doesn’t sell sex aids or condoms. . .or, hack comedian’s books.
@Brickman: Depends on what you consider to be a sense of humor. I can laugh at a lot of things, but there’s a fine line between being funny and being a flat out bitter b1tch, and the last several years Joan has fallen into the latter category. When she started thinking it was funny to make jokes about dead people like Whitney, Liz Taylor, and Princess Diana, I was done with her. Have some respect for the dead. If someone were making jokes about someone in her family that was dead, you can bet she would flip and all hell would break loose, but as long it’s about somebody else’s family, it’s OK in her book. The hypocrisy is pathetic.
A living legend – who is as sharp as a tack for her age.
We should all be so lucky when we get there.
joan joan joan at 79 see ie a hoot
This is the first time Joan Rivers made me laugh.
The original media whore
Joan, go away you old attention wh0re. You’re 80 fvcking years old and have plenty of money. Why not just enjoy the sunset of your life instead of craving publicity for your sh1tty book?
verb (used with object)
1. to strike with the open hand; beat; buffet.
Naturally, when I read the headline, “Joan Rivers Cuffed at Costco”, you know what I was hoping for.
I picked up the book in the Los Angeles Airport on a layover.. AND COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.. I cracked up and laughed out loud on my flight from LA to SF; people around me in the airport and on the plane were annoyed with me because I don’t laugh quietly.. I let out a few belly laughs on the plane. I could hear Joan saying every line and could even invision her exquisite comedic timing. Keep it up Joan!! And f*ck em if they can’t take a joke. COSTCO is missing out on a great book and profit…
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