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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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46.

WN    

I have never liked Joan Rivers and never will. She is one of the rudest people on earth.

181 days ago
47.

Jade    

Joan took this to far. Not funny at all. Shame on you Joan.

181 days ago
48.

Bossy Potato    

That's not cool of Joan. They all got repeatedly raped too. It's just an awful scenario that shouldn't be mocked.

181 days ago
49.

Dee Williamson    

She is a rich OLD Hag and needs to be sent to the funny farm.... Maybe the tenants there the will laugh at her stupid jokes. ...She is not only annoying she has no class...She is certainly Trailer Trash... JUST SAYING.......

181 days ago
50.

the truth    

those girls are looking for any opportunity to get in front of camera's..sorry but true

181 days ago
51.

cj    

Just when you think this old hag can't get any worse. STFU you disgusting piece of sh!t.

181 days ago
52.

nana    

Like I said Hollywood will do or say ANYTHING for ****s and giggles

181 days ago
53.

Chgome    

Joan is absolutely correct , gotta love Joan, she tells it like it is.

181 days ago
54.

daisy     

I don't offend easily and most everything that Joan Rivers says is dismissible as a rather desperate attempt to be outrageous and therefore in the public eye. But I have to say when i heard her make those comments on the Today show I was truly disgusted - these women are not voluntarily public figures, they are the victims of one of the most heinous crimes one can imagine. What she said wasn't funny, it wasn't clever, and her added "Oh, too soon?" to make light of what she'd said, just showed how cavalier and uncaring she is. It will never be funny, it will always be "too soon".
Of course the young women are upset and disgusted, they're trying to put their lives back together after a decade of abuse and rape. And the rest of us should be disgusted on their behalf, she is so out of line.

181 days ago
55.

Monigggro    

Ok Joan , mayb that one went a liiiiiiitttle to far.....I still love u though, but not cool

181 days ago
56.

kitnplayn    

To the Ohio ladies.....please forgive Joan Rivers. She is very old and bitter, and desperately trying to hang on to a career by using the shock factor. She doesn't care about human beings. She only cares about the money that flows from being shocking and unkind. She is dead inside. I'm sorry she did this to you.
Much Love to you, from Canada.

181 days ago
57.

Rose    

The most evil vile woman. Worthless exude for a human being. I hope to hell there's a hell so she can burn forever. These women didnt go into show business. They certainly will never be fit to work, after their extreme victimization.

181 days ago
58.

Chase    

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! You're EPIC, Joan! LOVE IT!!! She pulls NO punches...

181 days ago
59.

altimum    

don't worry joan, you will be very happy when it happens to you or your daughter

181 days ago
60.

Summer    

I've a surprise for everyone. Joan Rivers is a comedian known for her crude humor.

181 days ago
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