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Joan Rivers

Screw You, Protesters

My Furs Are Older than Me

7/2/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joan Rivers PETA
Joan Rivers lashed out at animal rights protesters at her book signing Tuesday ... insisting she's exposing the dead animals on her back to culture.

Joan was at Barnes and Noble in Times Square hawking her new book, "Diary of a Mad Diva" ... when someone from the animal rights org asked her why she insisted on wearing fur.

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Joan seems stumped at first ... then lashes out.

And then the twist ... Joan seems to say she's not in the market for buying new furs, but she's not opposed to wearing the old ones.  

Joan tells the crowd the furs have 2 options ... her basement or The Met.

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131 COMMENTS

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31.

porkchop    

Uhm Joan...sweetie...NOTHING is older then YOU!

24 days ago
32.

Kristinajp    

The one good thing about seeing someone wear fur...it lets you know up front that they are selfish people. These aren't animals that died so we could eat, some of those coats take hundreds of little animals who die a cruel death so you can wear them here and there? Its gross and I am happy people display how selfish they are in view for all to see that way I know they aren't someone I want to date or be friends with.

24 days ago
33.

Usagi-chan    

PETA, go make another naked calender, or something. I agree with everything PETA stands for except for their attacking people for publicity. Its really pathetic and old and extreme.

24 days ago
34.

moG    

I wish these PETA peeps would just STFU. Joan has had her furs FOREVER...times have changed. SHe gets it. PETA makes themselves look like a bunch of idiots.

24 days ago
35.

Gen    

I heard the high ups at Peta secretly scarf on fried chicken during their holier than thou meetings. I heard someone who was recruited to work PR with them witnessed it and left out of disgust for the sinister hypocrisy.

24 days ago
36.

LetsBeReAL    

PETA is such a hypocrite organization that kills countless animals. That's a fact. But they kill animals for different reasons so it's okay... Hyprocrites!

24 days ago
37.

sundaygirl    

Need a pic of a big cuddly animal holding Joan Rivers up in the air by her wig with skin peeled off her entire bloody body - sick & tired of these cretins that don't understand or care what the horrific fur industry does to animals.

24 days ago
38.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

As for the number of people who hate PETA vs those who hate Joan, I think it's a draw.

24 days ago
39.

palermo    

I hate PETA and I really can't stand Joan Rivers

24 days ago
40.

Mimi    

NO RESPECT AT ALL FOR JOAN RIVERS. She goes too far all the time. Vulgar. Tasteless.

24 days ago
41.

Chgome    

When that old hag dies maybe Melissa will wear her.

24 days ago
42.

hbarbiedoll    

They skin the animals alive for furs! Stupid POS !!!!!! There's a nothing wrong with rescuing animals!!!!!! But wearing dead animals is gross & cruel!!!!!!! Adopt don't shop ! Save a life! Stop wearing fur! It's so 1970's .

24 days ago
43.

Tsoda40    

If you're against fur, stop eating meat!

24 days ago
44.

MC    

She's 80 years old...she's been alive since wearing fur was acceptable. I don't know how many 80 year olds you can change the minds of...but I don't know one.

24 days ago
45.

cmg    

Hey in her generation everyone wore fur. Ya its sad but true. My mom still has my grandmothers mink coat and a rap with the animals head on it. Its pretty disgusting. But these were purchased years ago by joan. It is her choice and not anyone elses. Personally I couldn't wear fur because of the way they kill the animals. Maybe one day ill burrie my grandmothers coat.

24 days ago
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