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Our Favorite Moments with Joan Rivers

Rivers managed to stay in the headlines until the day that she died; here are some of the laughs, and gasps, we’ve shared together over the last few years

By: Daniel Koren

Published: September 5th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

Our Favorite Moments with Joan Rivers

What can you say about a woman like Joan Rivers?

Besides being an icon, a pioneer of her craft and a role model for women everywhere, particularly those who like to laugh, she was also a person who took no shit from no one, whose profane, at times ‘politically incorrect,’ statements oft got her in hot water.

But Joan always stayed true to herself and her gigantic personality, even when it got the best of her.

After making it big on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Rivers’ career spanned five decades where she continued her commitment to getting big laughs from audiences.

To look over our favorite moments of her entire career would be an impossibly ambitious notion; no one has that much time. What made Rivers so distinct was the fact that she managed to stay in headlines until the day she died, whether it was in regards to her staunch, unwavering support of Israel, or simply to poke fun at other celebrities like Justin Bieber or Lena Dunham.

In honor of the woman who taught us all how to laugh at ourselves, we’ve decided to look at the memories we’ve shared with her as of late and the laughs, and gasps, we’ve gained through her antics over the last few years.

While you can’t always agree with everything she’s had to say, you have to adore her for her passion and devotion to staying true to herself.

Slamming Selena Gomez for her #PrayforGaza Tweet

“Oh, Selena Gomez, yeah, that college grad… Well if Selena said that… let’s see if she can spell Palestinian,” Rivers said about Selena Gomez’ pro-Palestinian tweet.

Telling PETA to “Shut Up”

Surrounded by anti-fur signs, including one that altered Rivers’ book cover to portray her holding a skinned animal, a PETA member asked Rivers why she chooses to wear fur. She was respectful at first, insisting that she supported the campaigners being at the event and their belief system. But, when one of them interrupted her, Rivers shot back saying “Oh shut up, you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.”

Calling Lena Dunham “the first fat girl naked on the television”

Rivers wrote that if she has to see Dunham’s “ass, boobs or tattoos again, she wants HBO charged with crimes against humanity. If Dunham is free enough to have her fat ass on display, why isn’t she free enough to have a f—ing salad once in a while,” she said.

Returning to the Tonight Show After 26 Years

Joan’s infamous beef with Carson Daly, and the Tonight Show, is famous Hollywood history. But Jimmy Fallon decided to make history himself, inviting her on to the show after nearly three decades.

Reenacting the Kim Kardashian Sex Tape with Ray J

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