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Joan Rivers

The 2 Chicks Held Hostage in Ohio Should Lighten Up

4/23/2014 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joan Rivers
is scoffing at the 2 women who were held hostage in a Cleveland, Ohio basement  ... telling TMZ they shouldn't complain -- "They got to live rent free for more than a decade."

The women are pissed at Joan's comments on the "Today" show this week ... when she talked about her daughter's guest room, saying "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space."

The women -- Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus -- came out swinging, saying they were shocked and disappointed at the "hurtful" comment.

Joan tells us she WON'T apologize, telling them to lighten up, adding,  "One of them has a book deal.  Neither are in a psych ward.  They're ok.  I bet you within 3 years one of them will be on Dancing with the Stars."

And Joan says, plenty of comedians have done schtick about tragic events like Hitler's terror and the sinking of the Titanic.  Joan says, "The TV the guy gave them must not have had SNL."

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banditt_38    

She should be apologise to the public for have such an ugly ass daughter that looks like her **** we don't need 2 loud mouths!!!! On top of that she thinks when people laugh at her jokes that ain't even funny they are really laughing at her ugly ass!!!!!!!!

149 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

Joan Rivers and Lindsay Lohan could easily be run out of Hollywood but somebody keeps hiring and giving them a job again and again. That's the stupidity behind all this.

149 days ago
138.

Kim Moore    

They is a special place in hell for her

149 days ago
139.

Sunny    

If NBC wants to know why they lose viewers it's events like this. They should have called her out. She is a crude b I t c h.

149 days ago
140.

Kristee    

Joan is a vicious, nasty old steaming pile of crap. Not funny, not relevant, she needs to crawl back into her cave and just wither away.

149 days ago
141.

nadja c    

Joan is an ass

149 days ago
142.

mellayella48342    

What a very stupid old bag she just always tries to find a relevant no matter who it hurts. Hey Joan go play in traffic we won't miss you...

149 days ago
143.

blclymer    

Once again she has no empathy with her comments.

149 days ago
144.

lemonsupreme    

Will the real "leatherface" stand up! She was never funny too me. Always talking about other people. How about you try to move your face while talking crap about a painful situation. She needs to be banned from tv period.

149 days ago
145.

mellayella48342    

What a very stupid old bag she just always tries to find a way to stay relevant no matter who it hurts. Hey Joan go play in traffic we won't miss you...

149 days ago
146.

Sunny    

Melissa should take her for a head check.

149 days ago
147.

Perky    

Hilarious!! I always thought those basement chicks were destined to make a lot of dough, so it was worth it in the end. I also thought that they would end up on DWTS, go figure, so if Joan thought the same, then, guess what, lighten up !!

149 days ago
148.

Ashley    

I thought she died? Anyways ,she only says controversial stuff to make headlines. She's totally irrelevant any other way.

149 days ago
149.

blclymer    

Once again Joan shows her lack of empathy for others. I find her very sad when she tries to use humor using someone's pain.

149 days ago
150.

pbcjoe925    

she hasn't been funny for over 30 years now, so why bother feeding into her miserable attempt at staying relevant?!

149 days ago
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