posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 02:54 PM
Speaking to a TMZ reporter outside of the LA International Airport, Joan Rivers had some really cold, callous things to say about the plight of
Palestinian civilians who are being killed in Gaza.
NY Daily: Joan Rivers in hot
water for saying Palestinian civilians 'deserve to be dead'
"You're dead, you deserve to be dead. You started it. You started it. Don't you dare make me feel sad about that," she said in a video recorded
outside Los Angeles International Airport.
The TV personality lifted her hands to her cheeks in mock outrage when a TMZ reporter brought up that nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed since
the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Protective Edge a month ago.
"Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima," she said. "When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don't count who's
"They were told to get out. They didn't get out. You don't get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with very
low IQs," she said.
Yikes. Now backing off her own statements, Joan Rivers is claiming that her comments were taken out of context. Out of context? I'm having a difficult
time imaging a context where these could comments could have a significantly different meaning unless it starts with something like "an ahole might
Here's her brief statement from her website
An accurate clarification of my earlier comments:
“I am both saddened and disappointed that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally taken out of context. What I said and
stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, The United States, certainly know this as 69 years
later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The media, as usual, has decided to only quote the most out of context and inflammatory non
sequitur rather than giving an accurate account of what my intentions were behind the statement. Along with every other sane person in this world, I
am praying for peace. It is stupid and wrong and I am tired of bearing the brunt of attacks by people who want to sell newspapers or gain ratings by
creating a scandal about me that is non-existent.”
Joan is a long time sufferer of foot-in-mouth disease and I think she realized after the fact, that her statements were indefensible and now she's
playing the victim.
Link to video on TMZ
edit on 2014-8-9
by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)