Joan Rivers to Gwyneth Paltrow: Go to Halifax!

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As far as feuds go, it's not exactly Meghan McCain vs. Ann Coulter or Chris Brown vs. Drake.

But Gwyneth Paltrow and Joan Rivers are sort of getting into it.

Joan Rivers Photograph
Gwyneth Paltrow for Harper's Bazaar

In the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, Paltrow says she tried Botox once and hated it because it made her "look like Joan Rivers."

How does Rivers feel about such a diss? Okay, actually.

“It just made me laugh," the comedian tells People. She says Botox made her scary like Joan Rivers? She should see what I look like without Botox. That’s really scary!”

Rivers, who has faced recent fire for slamming Adele as fat, adds that she's been open about her plastic surgery because “[lying about having work done] is such a put down to women. It says to the average woman: ‘I’m beautifully naturally and you’re not.'"

That's a fair point.

Still, there's maybe a tad bit of beef here, considering Joan's closing comments:

"If she lived in New York, I’d tell her to go to hell,” but because Paltrow resides on London, Rivers instead has this message for Gwyneth: “Go to Halifax!”

Choose a side in the feud, THGers:


.............Nova Zembla?


Joan's jokes are pretty mean-spirited and that makes them unfunny most often, but I thought her response here was good. When she said "you should see how I look without Botox; that's really scary", I thought that was a lighthearted response and it was in good humour. Also her point about lying when you've had work done is a great one. We are ashamed that we are controlled, at times, by wanting to be perceived as attractive by others. We are ashamed when others perceive us as unattractive. We are ashamed when we do things to make ourselves more attractive. And it's really not helping the cause to hide behind what you've done. 90% of the time I'm not on Joan's side because she comes off as unfriendly in her comedy, but here I think she makes some fair points and seems lighthearted so I'm impressed (for now).

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