They say the older the get, the more blunt you become and the less BS you can handle. This seems to be the gameplan for comedian Joan Rivers, fresh off her moment where she called President Obama “gay” and describes Michelle Obama as a “tranny.”
Asked by a pap whether a gay president or a female president will take office first, Rivers replied, “We already have it with Obama.” “You know Michelle is a tranny,” she went on. “A transgender. We all know.”
Seemingly emboldened to ‘keep on keeping on’ with her charm offensive, Joan Rivers had a CNN Interview with quite possibly the nicest of all the softball lobbing anchors, Fredricka Whitfield, who Joan set in on after Fredricka failed to phrase her questions in a way that Joan found interesting enough to answer, and ended up leaving mid-interview.
The comedian-author stormed off set during a pre-taped CNN interview that aired on Saturday, July 5. All because Whitfield described Rivers’ E! Fashion Police show to be “very mean” and questioned her wearing fur on her book cover.
“It’s not mean, it’s not mean, it’s not mean. I tell the truth,” Rivers, 81, interrupted via satellite. “I’m sure I say the same things that all the viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch.”
“These ladies make $28 million a picture…do you really think that Nicki Minaj cares I didn’t like her dress?”
“It’s not about them, it’s about the dresses…” It was when Fredricka Whitfield veered into fur that set Rivers off.
Whitfield discussed her wardrobe choice on the cover of her new book Diary of a Mad Diva and Joan was not having it.
“Life is very tough,” said Joan. “And if you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it.”
“You know what, I’m going. I’m really going because all you’ve done is negative,” she continued. “I’ve made people laugh for 50 years. I was put on Earth to make people laugh and my book is funny.”
Fredricka Whitfield pressed on to infuriate Joan who finally blew up.
“You know this whole interview is becoming a defensive interview,” Rivers replied. “Are you wearing leather shoes? Shut up. You’re eating chicken. You’re eating meat. I don’t want to hear this nonsense. Come to me with a paper belt and I’ll talk to you.”
Rivers added, “But Darling, I don’t know what your life has been like, but I have a lot of people who have gone through hell and if you can make…Winston Churchill said if you can make someone laugh, you give them a little vacation and maybe you take the worst thing in the world and make it funny.”
Fredricka Whitfield STILL pressed on about animal rights groups and the fur which made Joan stand up and walk out: