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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

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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And Joan just gave these two girls another 15 minutes of fame. Take it while its hot!

154 days ago


I hate JOAN!

154 days ago


Joan really needs to watch what she says. She's a comedian, but certain things u don't say

154 days ago


Did any of you actually see the comment? It was actually very funny and wasn't at the girls' expense -- she was talking about how cramped the place is where she's living with melissa, it was so bad those girls in cleveland had more room in the basement... or something like that anyway it was funny and not that bad LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE what happened to those girls was horrible but REALLY this joke was not.

154 days ago

Wow ...    

Indeed, too far Joan, too far and I am a fan.

154 days ago


I wonder if someone had made a joke about her husband's suicide how she would feel? What those young women went through was horrible and there is no excuse for what Joan said, none whatsoever.

154 days ago


For some reason most sane people don't find kidnapping,rape,murder and torture humorous.

154 days ago


In Joan's defense the cell Melissa has her in is tiny. And at the bottom of what looks like a million stairs. I can't imagine being 80 and climbing them. Also; after everything these women survived you would think they would be tougher and able to look at the bright side. The jokes funny.

154 days ago


Bitter old bitch. She's at the end of her career/life.

154 days ago


Maybe Melissa will be lucky enough to be kidnapped & held as a sex slave so she can also have all these free perks Joan described?

Joan is a desperate old hag who will sink to any low for attention.

154 days ago


that disgusting piece of sht- .tmz needs to stop giving her a form for her bullinging and let her die

154 days ago

Cookie Lady    

Some things should be kept off limits even for a person as disrespectful as Joan.

154 days ago

Rude Boy    

Joan Rivers said something offensive and mean? Hmmmmm...It must be opposite day. Nothing like a public backlash to give her and those two girls free publicity.

154 days ago


Not sure what is more disgusting, what she said or pathetic attempt to remain 'relevant'. The only way she gets any press is by being disgusting. Time to retire.

154 days ago

Dee Kat    

Someone needs to kill joan

154 days ago
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