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Joan Rivers

CUFFED to Shopping Cart

In Anti-Costco Protest

8/8/2012 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops were called to an L.A. Costco yesterday -- after comedian Joan Rivers HANDCUFFED herself to a shopping cart during a one-woman protest against the wholesale store ... comparing the place to "Nazi Germany" ... and we got video of the entire debacle.

TMZ broke the story ... Joan claims Costco banned her new book "I Hate Everything ... Starting with Me" because of several racy jokes on the back cover -- so yesterday, she staged a protest in Burbank against what she called unjust censorship.

Joan yelled into a bullhorn, "Costco should not be like Nazi Germany. Next thing they'll be burning the bible."

Joan then walked into the store and handcuffed herself to a random woman's shopping cart, where she continued to scream. Costco management called the cops, who then asked Joan to leave -- which she did. And that was that.

But the footage is hilarious. Even the cops can't help but laugh.


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Oh shut up, you has-been platicized b**ch. Nobody cares.
1. Who says Costco MUST carry your book? Any store has the right to decide what products they do/do not want to sell on their shelves.
2. Because they wouldn't carry your book, they're like "Nazi Germany"? WTF!? You've lost it, Rivers. Just go away.

769 days ago


Booooooooooooo!!!!!!! They probably didn't want to carry her book, not only because of the jokes on the back cover but probably because it's most likely not a good book; and they don't want to have to get stuck discounting the thing just to get rid of it.

769 days ago

It's Dave    

A blatant publicity stunt. Shame on you, Joan, for minimizing Nazi atrocities against humanity by making such an idiotic comparison.

769 days ago


Go Joan!! I already bought the book, laughed my ass off, and have been a member of Team Joan forever!!!

769 days ago


A stunt like that would make me NOT want to buy the book. The book must be a terrible read if that's the way she needs to sell her book!

769 days ago


Seems to me installing a crematorium would effect the success of the sales of their coffins. That's not typically Jewish, oh wait, they're Nazis!

769 days ago


who would not ban her book its crap and joan go retire to your rocker

769 days ago


Just thought of the more obvious diagnosis here.....VODKA.

769 days ago


MAYBE MELISSA should get mommy to a hospital and under, what we call in the medical world, 'Constant Observation'. 'Cause I'm thinking Dementia, Stroke or Tumor. Going to Costco and handcuffing herself to a cart and yelling Nazi Germany is even too low rent and crazy for her! Seriously....

769 days ago

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

I shop at Costco a lot-- I can understand why Costco doesn't any part of you or slime like you in their stores- Go sell you book at Walmart, where people who cant read will by your book for "Toilet Paper" Thats where you morals and clarity have been throughout your Slimey career !!!Go pedal it in Israel, where your kind live!!!

769 days ago


Her good friend Prince Charles dad Prince Philip, came from a Nazi family.. Regardless, they should have left her handcuffed but with tape on her mouth for a few hours.

769 days ago


Costco wouldn't sell her book? Find me the nearest Costco! I want to start shopping there!

769 days ago


Throw her a** in Jail for Trespassing. She didn't show her Costco Card when she entered the store!

769 days ago


Way to go are one smart publicity!!

769 days ago


I AM PUZZLED why Ms. Rivers would degrade herself, publicly, in such an undignified manner. Very sad to see her like this.

769 days ago
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