Shalom Life | August 23, 2014

Joan Rivers Mocks Holocaust, Anne Frank, and Glee

The comedienne doesn’t leave any subject untouched in her new book ‘I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me’.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 6th, 2012 in Culture » Books » News

Joan Rivers Mocks Holocaust, Anne Frank, and Glee

Joan Rivers, the women with 700 plastic surgery operations and counting, has amassed quite a rabid fan base over the hundreds of years that she’s been in the public eye. As she gets older, more bitter, and less insecure… the darker and more offensive her humor has become. In Rivers’ latest book “I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me”, she rants about everything from the Holocaust and Anne Frank to Glee and Whitney Houston.

“I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me” was released on Tuesday and has already created quite a stir.

Rivers has made a career outside of stand-up on insulting celebrities, their fashion choices, and current trends. She rejoices in calling public figures out on their lies and missteps. Is it possible for her to go too far?

Here are a few choice selections from the memoir. What do you think? Has she finally gone too far?

On Glee:

"The other thing that bothers me about 'Glee' is that everyone in that high school is happy, even the homos. On 'Glee' all the homo kids are smiling and giggly and they spend every day singing in the halls. When I went to high school the homos spent most of their days hiding in their lockers crying. If I came home from school and sang to my mother she would have slapped me in the face and said, 'Stop singing! You're Jewish! Everyone hates us.'"

On the SAG Awards:

"Calm the f**k down. You're actors. You're not curing cancer or solving the Middle East crisis or buying smiles for those one-toothed cleft palate kids on the back of the Enquirer. You pretend you're Batman. You wear tight pants and a cape and you pretend you're saving Gotham City from the Penguin. Get a grip."

On Hitler:

"I hate people who say they're 'workaholics…There is no such thing. Hitler put in a lot of hours. Would you call him a workaholic? People who work 24/7 are not 'addicted' to work ... they either hate their families or don't have basic cable."

On Senior Citizens and Early-Bird Specials:

“They only order half a chicken, take two bites, then put it in a doggie bag to take home, where it lasts them for six months. Anne Frank didn't hoard food like this, and that bitch was hungry."

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