Joan Rivers jokes Obama is gay, first lady is transgender

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around?

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.”

A representative for Rivers released the following statement to CNN from the comic about her remarks to the photographer:

“I think it’s a compliment. She’s so attractive, tall, with a beautiful body, great face, does great makeup. Take a look and go back to La Cage Au Follies (sic). The most gorgeous women are transgender. Stop it already … and if you want to talk about ‘politically correct,’ I think this is a ‘politically incorrect’ attack on me because I’m old, Jewish, a woman and a ‘hetty’ — a heteosexual … and I plan to sue the reporter who, when he turned off his camera, tried to touch me inappropriately on the a** – luckily he hit my ankle. Read the book … if you think that’s silly, wait to (sic) you see what I say about FDR and Eleanor!”

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.

“It’s a joke, No. 1. No. 2 it is about the Holocaust,” she told HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight. “This is the way I remind people about the Holocaust. I do it through humor.”

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. The prologue says if anyone takes anything in the book seriously (he or she) is an idiot. And (Rivers) says if anyone has a problem with that, they can feel free to call her lawyer Clarence Darrow.”

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12 comments

  • frank sinner

    Sometimes we joke about people and it turns out to be the truth,she said it herself,she will joke about the holocaust and yet that statement is true !

  • FaithC

    She is just funny. It is her job to make jokes. Whoever she jokes about needs to be able to laugh at themselves…she makes jokes about herself all the time. People need to lighten up.

    • jastin Bieltz

      Lol. People need to lighten up? Thats hilarious. Giving advice you dony take. lol carry on

  • Doc Bennett

    Many said much worst many more times about Reagan and both Bushs and it never made the news……….Wonder why?

  • j

    People get bent out of shape about a joke, But obama might be in the closet and michelle does kind of look like a dude close up

  • Frank

    Seriously? You can’t joke about our esteemed community activist leader? Funny, we sure had a great time running George Bush into the ground.
    Get over it b#tthurt liberals

  • Doc Bennett

    So today I am filling the hours emailing every sponsor/advertiser of the show “The Fashion Police” demanding they keep Joan on and double her salary.

  • benjimartinmusic

    Joan, what the bloody hell were you thinking making those statements about our President and First Lady? If you’ve got a problem with them, keep it to your damn self!

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