Joan Rivers Tells Off Anti-Defamation League, Defends Nazi Comment

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Joan Rivers made headlines this week when she handcuffed herself to a cart at Costco in protest of that chain refusing to sell copies of her memoir, shouting to customers that the store is akin to "Nazi Germany."

In response, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement that called out the comedian for these remarks, saying:

"Such comparisons only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors."

But Rivers - who is Jewish - isn't exactly backing down. She fired back at the organization via TMZ:

"My husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust. My comment reminds people of the Holocaust because half the people now don't even believe it ever happened... Germany is where banning books started, and it can start here just as quickly."

What do you think? Should Rivers apologize for her comparison?

 

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What a slap in the face for those that were... Gassed, killed, and put through hell...and to compare with your book sales. I hope she's whipped with a belt with nail on the end of it.... You full of shit douche bag