Thursday, January 27, 2011

Joan Rivers Calls Michelle Obama "Blackie O"

Not known for careful language, Joan Rivers (Remember her behavior on Celebrity Apprentice?) has put her foot in her mouth again. The reports:
"We used to have Jackie O," and "now we have Blackie O!" Joan Rivers proclaimed on the Howard Stern radio show today in her commentary about first lady Michelle Obama's style. Rivers said she was going to tell the joke onstage, but held back because she knew it could offend African Americans. But it didn't take much urging from Stern for her to share it on the radio.
Before I even read the post at The Root, I figured Rivers would justify her offensive language by throwing out that she's Jewish, and that's just what she did. How predictable! Apparently the connection Rivers sees between two minority groups is freedom to insult each other. Read more.

1 comment:

Yandie, Goddess of Pickles. said...

... Wow. Just Wow.

Way to keep it classy, Joan.