Thursday, September 25, 2008

Joan Rivers Gagged by AOL for Nazi Remarks

Here's the article from Page Six of the New York Post:

JOAN and Melissa Rivers are livid over AOL's censorship of them. The duo did their comedic routine for on Sunday for the Emmys, and AOL was supposed to link to a chunk of it. But their segment was booted when AOL suits thought it was too offensive.

In the routine, Joan cited the trend of men with "hair from the Third Reich. Tom Hanks - does that scream Nazi Germany? And . . . Julia Louis-Dreyfus - luckily she waxed her mustache. I know one of her neighbors, and if she leaves it for two or three weeks she looks just like Hitler . . . Heidi Klum? Super Nazi!"

Joan also referred to Eva Longoria-Parker as "Eva Longoria Porker" and ridiculed Oprah's big "ass."

Joan told us, "I was shocked that the suits at AOL have no humor . . . But that's OK. I've been gagged more times than Linda Lovelace. AOL is like Holocaust deniers. They want us to believe 6 million Jews spent World War II in Boca and Anne Frank was in an attic for two years looking for Christmas ornaments." AOL didn't return our e-mails.

What I have always loved about Joan (and other comedians) is their inability to censor themselves. Was she funny? offensive? just being honest? saying what everyone else is thinking, but too scared to say out loud? down right nasty?

Joan is the woman who is probably single-handedly responsible for inventing the "Red Carpet" fashion runway as we know it today. I think people forget that getting skewered is part of the deal. In fact, some celebs try very, very, very hard to get panned in hopes of some free publicity. If that doesn't work, they might resort to accidentally forgetting to wear underwear (and nobody wants that!)

Watch for yourself ... (BTW, this is probably NSFW):


  1. "But their segment was booted when AOL suits thought it was too offensive."

    Hearing an honest opinion probably IS offensive to AOL...this is AOL we're talking about here - We all know what deceptive business practices they engage in!

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