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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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91.

Hell's Belle    

Wish someone would lock her happy ass in a basement for 10 years of "rent free" living!

184 days ago
92.

tgrfan42069    

how she never gets blackballed with her mouth is beyond me..kathrin hegil gets **** on..but from whta i have seen she has never said any of the **** this woman has said

184 days ago
93.

Lily Daisy    

A disgrace to womanhood. A disgrace to the comic profession. That would be Joan Rivers

184 days ago
94.

meta    

This is low even for Joan. Some things just aren't comedy fodder.

184 days ago
95.

brittany    

what is wrong with this lady that is so inappropriate and wrong on so many levels karma is a bitch im sure she has a whole lot of negative energy coming her way

184 days ago
96.

Bernice Newkirk    

Joan Rivers is a despicable person. How dare her say that about those girls. She should be banned from television. I for one can say she absolutely makes me sick

184 days ago
97.

NYScaramanga    

Considering she looks worse than the Crypt Keeper, maybe she is the one that should be locked in a basement. Vile, despicable, insecure, no longer funny has been.

184 days ago
98.

daved0622    

This old bat should shut the hell up, she's not funny anymore, she's annoying to look at and listen to and everything she says makes Farrah Abraham sound like a genius.

184 days ago
99.

Jbaby    

Joan, some things are just not funny no matter how much you sell it. You should be ashamed of yourself. But you aren't.

184 days ago
100.

Chris    

I love Joan Rivers. Those that don't.."Oh grow up!"

184 days ago
101.

Tracy    

Wow!!!! How funny would that be if it were HER daughter??!! Bet she wouldn't be so quick to crack a funny about it then would she???

184 days ago
102.

GM    

she's a nasty b ****

184 days ago
103.

nick    

OS this woman mentally ill or just plain evil???

184 days ago
104.

Ohiolady    

Not only did she make the joke once.... But she continued to make jokes after these women made statements that they were hurt by her comments!!! Some things are just not joke worthy. I understand her position as a comic but damn.... Sometimes she needs a filter.

184 days ago
105.

IowaDimples    

I'm no prude but that was REPULSIVE. I saw the one girls interview. She was pregnant several times and kicked until near dead to miscarry, chained like a dog, starved, froze w no clothes or hear etc. That is nothing to joke about. All while Joan probably thinks flying coach is horrible.

184 days ago
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