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Joan Rivers To ADL

'SHUT THE F**K UP!'

8/10/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810_joan_rivers_adlJoan Rivers is scoffing at the Anti-Defamation League for blasting her over a comment comparing Costco to Nazi Germany, telling ADL officials, "Shut the f**k up!"

The ADL is pissed that Joan made the comparison to protest the fact that Costco banned her book, "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me!" because of foul language.   ADL officials say, "Such comparisons only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors."

But Joan -- a Jew -- tells TMZ, "My husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust," adding, "My comment reminds people of the Holocaust because half the people now don't even believe it ever happened."

Joan adds, "Germany is where banning books started, and it can start here just as quickly."

And Joan made this obtuse comment, "I'm educated.  I know how to spell Nazi."

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31.

Proper Modulation is Required    

Joan You Rock! Costco sells Fifty Shades of Grey in bulk, they have stacks and stacks of that series, but they can't sell Joan's book. Her book is hilarious and she is one of the most gracious celebrities.

623 days ago
32.

STFUP    

This is AMERICA, Joan.
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Costco, like ANY business has the FREEDOM to choose what products they will/will not carry on their store shelves! Freedom of speech is for everyone, NOT just you, you concieted has-been hag!
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And comparing them to 'Nazi Germany' is one of the most stupid things I've EVER heard!

623 days ago
33.

Dan Frederiksen    

if ADL spoke out against AIPAC's undue influence on US policy then they might have a shred of credibility

623 days ago
34.

STFUP    

This is AMERICA, Joan. Costco, like ANY business has the FREEDOM to choose what products they will/will not carry on their store shelves!
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Freedom of speech is for everyone, NOT just you, you concieted has-been hag!
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And comparing them to 'Nazi Germany' is one of the most stupid things I've EVER heard!

623 days ago
35.

palermo    

I think Joan might be getting Alzheimer's. She is crude, nasty and not funny at all.

623 days ago
36.

Meanie    

Joan has it right.

623 days ago
37.

Ric    

This old irrelevant has-been DOES INDEED have the right to free-speech... Costco on the other hand has the right to sell, or not sell, her stupid book. You're not the ONLY one with rights, Joan. Get on your broom and go somewhere else please.

623 days ago
38.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

"And Joan made this obtuse comment"


Well, if that isn't the obtuse comment making pot calling the obtuse comment making kettle black...

623 days ago
39.

STFUP    

"Germany is where banning books started, and it can start here just as quickly."
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1. Book banning started a couple of THOUSAND years ago, you idiot.
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2. No, it can't start here just as easily. Whenever people have tried to 'ban' books here in the US, the courts stop them.

623 days ago
40.

STFUP    

"I'm educated. I know how to spell Nazi."
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I do too. It's spelled: J O A N
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She only cares about HER 'freedom of speech'. What about Costcos freedom of speech and their right, as a private US company, to decide what products they do/do not want to carry on their shelves!

623 days ago
41.

DaveT    

Costco is a business and their decisions hinge on profit gain or profit loss, not some personal agenda.
They have a right to sell, or not sell, anything they choose.
Joan is being stupid, acting like a business should be forced to sell a certain book.
As for the Jews and the Holocaust, time to get over that crap, stop acting like the Holocaust was the worst thing to ever happen, it wasn't.
It's just one of many, many negative violent things to happen to people in history.
And the Holocaust was no worse than current times, right now, with extreme child abuse happening all over the country and world, people locking their children in closets and starving them, burning their kids with cigarettes, drowning their kids, stabbing their kids, slicing their kid's throats, feeding their kids dog crap and cat crap for "punishment", dipping baby's heads into boiling hot water.
Joan and the ADL all need to grow up, shut up, and get the f-ck over themselves.

623 days ago
42.

buzz kill    

This old hag is so sick and disgusting, not funny. Make her go away, she gives the human race a bad name.

623 days ago
43.

Joey    

That old Bitch needs to go away and stop making a fool of herself

623 days ago
44.

Msaleze    

Good for her! I usually support the ADL, but their reaction was hyper-sensitive, considering the source and the context.

623 days ago
45.

Where's KOOKY?    

What I find really sad is that Joan Rivers used to be one of the funniest women on the planet. I can remember her in the 70s when her comedy was self-deprecating (like it is now), but CLEAN, original and fun. Now...she's morphed into a plasticized, vulgar freak who will do anything for attention or a laugh. It's really a shame who and what she's become.

623 days ago
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