Joan Rivers storms out of interview

Congleton Guardian: Joan Rivers has stormed out of an interview with CNN Joan Rivers has stormed out of an interview with CNN

Joan Rivers has stormed out of a TV interview live on air after becoming offended by a CNN presenter's line of questioning.

The veteran comedienne started out by defending her often cutting comments as presenter of E! show Fashion Police in the interview with Fredricka Whitfield.

According to E! she said: "It's not mean. I tell the truth. I'm sure I say the same things that all your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch. We're one of the few shows that says 'That's an ugly dress' and that's OK."

Answering a question about making jokes on subjects that are off limits in her routines, she said: "Life is very tough, and if you can make something easier and funny do it. I don't know what your life has been like but I know a lot of people who have gone through hell... Winston Churchill said if you make someone laugh, you give them a vacation. And maybe you take the worst thing in the world, make it funny and give them a vacation from horror."

Things turned sour when Fredricka asked her about wearing fur on the cover of her new book, Diary Of A Mad Diva, which she suggested Joan must have known would anger Peta protesters.

Joan fumed: "This whole interview is becoming a defence interview. Are you wearing leather shoes? Shut up. You're eating meat, you're eating chicken. Come to me when you're wearing a paper belt."

She then announced she was ending the interview, as a confused Fredricka seemed unsure whether she was joking until she walked out.

Joan said: "I'm going, because all you've done is negative. I've made people laugh for 50 years. I am put on earth to make people laugh, my book is funny, I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago, I work for animal rights... you are not the person to interview someone that does humour. Sorry."

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6:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mouthalmighty says...

Go deyh joan! You are wonderfully funny and do not deserve such negative interrogation.
Go deyh joan! You are wonderfully funny and do not deserve such negative interrogation. mouthalmighty
  • Score: -8

11:03pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Saintly Sam says...

I'm sorry, how can you be for animal rights and wear fur?
Leather shoes are by-products of the meat industry, fur is from animals bred for no other purpose than make ugly people (think that they) look good, you're a talented lady, Joan, but you are wrong on this, that's why you walked out of the interview, guilt.
I'm sorry, how can you be for animal rights and wear fur? Leather shoes are by-products of the meat industry, fur is from animals bred for no other purpose than make ugly people (think that they) look good, you're a talented lady, Joan, but you are wrong on this, that's why you walked out of the interview, guilt. Saintly Sam
  • Score: 7

8:13am Tue 8 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

She looks like she should be starring in Thunderbirds, with or without her furs.
She looks like she should be starring in Thunderbirds, with or without her furs. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 12

12:34pm Tue 8 Jul 14

scooobs says...

local news ....
local news .... scooobs
  • Score: 5

3:24pm Tue 8 Jul 14

kinsonjim says...

What a waste of space and time Mr Editor. What this has to do with our Bournemouth I do not know. If people did not eat meat or wear leather or any other animal products, there would be no need to farm animals.
What a waste of space and time Mr Editor. What this has to do with our Bournemouth I do not know. If people did not eat meat or wear leather or any other animal products, there would be no need to farm animals. kinsonjim
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

do we care ??? and why does she look like an extra from thriller !
do we care ??? and why does she look like an extra from thriller ! MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 4

10:36pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Another one that can give it, but not take it..........
I find her as funny as Ruby Wax, and she's about as funny as having your nuts nailed to a revolving door.....
Another one that can give it, but not take it.......... I find her as funny as Ruby Wax, and she's about as funny as having your nuts nailed to a revolving door..... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 3

12:00am Thu 10 Jul 14

old buffer says...

Apart from my shock that the old girl can still storm anywhere, my apathy knows no bounds...
Apart from my shock that the old girl can still storm anywhere, my apathy knows no bounds... old buffer
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Wed 30 Jul 14

H.J.Harris says...

She can dish it out but can't take it.
She can dish it out but can't take it. H.J.Harris
  • Score: 0
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