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Joan Rivers To ADL


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

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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Phishie from Philly    

OMG! Retire already. Your no Betty White!
Phishie from Philly

750 days ago

James Hoffa    

This is sad. Someone really should look into committing her for her own safety.

Poor girl has dementia.

750 days ago


Rivers is a vulgar crass woman who hides her lack of talent behind attacks on others.

750 days ago


Censorship comes in many forms. It always starts small, but all to frequently, it gets out of hand. I'm glad she came out and said what she did. Who is Costco, or anyone for that matter to tell me what I can and can not read. The choice should be mine.

If you disagree with that, it's your right to do so, but you may want to sit down and read a book called "Fahrenheit 451"

750 days ago


Love Joan, she's smart, and this is a lot of free advertising for her book!

750 days ago


Wait a minute, no one here is gonna say "Stop talking about the holocaust, it happened, get over it"? But every time someone brings up Slavery you guys can't keep yourselves from writing 8 page essays about how we should stop bringing it up! In essence: **** you people

750 days ago


I used to like Joan the 80's.

750 days ago


One in the oven is a reference to a pregnant woman, not the Holocaust. Only idiots would misinterpret this. But dodge the oven is bad....

750 days ago

Trooper Tom    

Rivers is like the Kardashian whores will do and say any thing for media attention

750 days ago


It's the likes of ADL in postwar Germany that protected the Nazis and stymied the Jews from questioning the existence of the Nazis and their nefarious actions. The German's "ADL" just look away and tolerated the burning/banning of books.

750 days ago


This isn't about Joan Rivers, its about the cop in the video sniffing his fingers, did anyone notice that???? I'm surprised TMZ didn't comment on that.

750 days ago


Rivers called someone on her season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' a Nazi --- it's ridiculous to use that kind of comparison for a crappy tv show. She is minimizing the horrors of the genocide.

750 days ago

Amberley her !

750 days ago

James Hoffa    

This is sad. Someone really should look into committing her for her own safety. Poor girl has dementia.

750 days ago


Hey Joan!! You dumb beeeatch!! COSTCO did not bann your book. They simply opted not to sell your trashy book. There is a difference. We live in a free market society and this chain freely opted not to sell your trashy book. Get over it and get over yourself and go shlep your book elsewhere!

750 days ago
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