Someone call the Fashion Police!
Television personality Joan Rivers is in a bit of trouble after she made a Holocaust joke on her show “Fashion Police,” commenting on Heidi Klum’s Oscars outfit.
Referring to Klum’s gold dress that featured a plunging neckline, Rivers said on Monday, “the last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.”
Now, I know what your thinking: someone should notify the Anti Defamation League, right?
No worries, they already know.
“Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better. This remark is so vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans, that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves,” they said in a statement issued on their site. “Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence. Almost as bad as her original comment is the fact that she sat there doubled over with laughter after saying it.”
The ADL is demanding Rivers apologize, but being the stubborn Jew she is, Rivers is refusing to apologzie.
“My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and I can assure you that I have always made it a point to remind people of the Holocaust through humor,” she told ABC.
Its a tough call to see who we should put our money on for this debate: Abe Foxman, whose been running the show at the ADL for almost 30 years, and even had a “House of Cards” reference, or Joan Rivers, who is, well, Joan Rivers… we’ll just sit this one out and enjoy the fight.