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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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46.

TJ    

Another example of a person who is wealthy, well groomed & well dressed, who has absolutely no class or integrity! Joan and her "friends", the Kardashians.

711 days ago
47.

TJ    

Joan Rivers & Joy Beher- 2 unfunny, no talent women. Have never understood why Joy is on"The View?" She has no charisma, whatsoever.

711 days ago
48.

Different-Time-Zone    

Americans love to inappropriately use the word Nazi. However, out of its historical context this appellation is always wrong.

711 days ago
49.

Vesna    

Right on Joan!

711 days ago
50.

TJ    

Her show, "The Fashion Police", is SO stupid with all that " canned laughter "and ignorant attempts at humor.
Kelley Osborn 's "purple hair" looks hideous, (and she is evaluating the appearance of others??)

711 days ago
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Captn Obvoius    

Joan is just another celebrity idiot who thinks there poop doesn't stink and that no one can go against them. Did I say she looks like a corpse and needs to shut those plastic pieces that most know as lips.

711 days ago
52.

Betty    

You're overplaying your hand now, Joan. Enough already. This is America. They do NOT have to carry your book for sale. Frankly, I read the book with great anticipation and was disappointed. I did not find it funny.

711 days ago
53.

STFUP    

Who's the unabashed Joan lover who keeps clicking 'Hate' on EVERY SINGLE anti-Joan post here?
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WAKE UP! She went to far. She's lost it!

711 days ago
54.

Raejean    

Get a grip, Joan. Is your goal in life to alienate everyone?

711 days ago
55.

BB not bb    

Joan Rivers is not an anti-semite or enemy of the Jews you idiots. I am sick of these groups who collect money to defend people and then only go after soft targets who are doing nothing. Leave this lady alone.


Go fight the peopel who say that the Holocaust never happened or was exagerated, blah blah blah. That is a chic thing to spout out now. Guess what, Joan is reminding people of what happened, even if is a somewhat poor analogy. I understand why Costco banned her book, but why is a Jewish organization attacking her for speaking about a real event that is often forgetten and igorned now?


They are acting like Nazis trying to censor every word out of an old lady's mouth. They should get a life.

711 days ago
56.

Bad Dog    

She might want to pick up a history book. Books were burned their not banned. Banning books was around before then.

711 days ago
57.

Big D    

SO she can compare a store to the nazi's and that's ok because he husband's family was involved in the holocaust (supposedly)? wtf? Sounds like she is talking out her ass again

711 days ago
58.

Tom    

This crude woman has always been a blight on the American entertainment scene. It's way past time for her to leave.

711 days ago
59.

Lori    

Joan, they are not banning your book because they are Nazi's... they are banning your book because you have become very mean and offensive over the last few years. I used to adore you... now I won't watch you on ANY program. Admit that YOU are the problem, not Costco!

711 days ago
60.

early    

I go out of my way now to shop at Costo,,,, we need more store's to stick up for morale's and keep these animals in porn shops with they belong!! She is such a vial person living of a filty mouth,,,

711 days ago
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