Comedian Joan Rivers has refused to apologize after comparing living in her daughter’s guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Ohio.
On the “Today” show this week Rivers said, “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.”
Not only would Rivers not apologize, but she fired back with more insults telling TMZ that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight shouldn’t complain, “they lived rent-free for more than a decade.”
Edgy humor or insensitive?
Personally, I found her “joke” distasteful and inappropriate. Being a comedian does not mean you get to just do and say anything for the sake of a laugh, especially when your target is three innocent victims.
Normally Rivers goes after celebrities, and since celebrities are public figures they have opened themselves up to more ridicule.
These three women are trying to rebuild their lives and they obviously weren’t amused by Rivers’ joke. As a matter of fact, they said they were shocked and disappointed at the “hurtful” comment.
Haven’t these women been through enough? I certainly think so.
And please don’t tell me that I need to lighten up or that these women are fine and are profiting off their hardship.
Joan Rivers has become a verbal bully.
Using other people’s life tragedies as a “little joke” is cold and senseless.
937 counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder isn’t funny!