The comedian known for her lack of self-censoring recently officiated a same-sex wedding and was asked by a photographer if she believed the United States would ever see the first gay or female president. Her response was typical Rivers.
“We already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down,” she said. “You know Michelle (Obama) is a trans.”
When asked to further explain Rivers said, “A transgender. We all know it.”
Joan Rivers storms out of CNN interview
A representative for Rivers released the following statement to CNN from the comic about her remarks to the photographer:
Rivers is no stranger to controversy. In March 2013 she refused to apologize for a joke she made about the dress “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum wore to the Academy Awards.
“The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens,” Rivers said while appearing on the E! channel’s “Fashion Police” show.
The Anti-Defamation League slammed Rivers, calling the remark “vulgar and hideous,” but she said it was her way of getting people to talk.
Of course, this latest dust-up coincides with Rivers’ book, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” which was released on July 1. Rivers’ representative told CNN, “These are all funny jokes.
The book is hysterical, Joan We Say Not Funny.