Joan Rivers Storms Out of CNN Interview, Tells Anchor to "Shut Up"

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Joan Rivers may spend her professional life critiquing others.

But the veteran comic did not like being on the receiving end of some negative comments from CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield today.

In a contentious interview, Whifield referred to E!’s Fashion Police as “very mean,” a criticism Rivers shot down by saying she just tells “the truth” and adding:

"Do you really think that Nicki Minaj cares I didn't like her dress?"

Whitfield, however, went on to question subject matters in Rivers’ book (notably jokes about Casey Anthony’s baby and Princess Diana), prompting Rivers to grow agitated and to peace the heck out.

"You know what, I'm going. I'm really going because all you've done is negative," she said. "I've made people laugh for 50 years. I was put on Earth to make people laugh and my book is funny.

Watch the above video and react:

It does appear as if Whitfield is trying to stir things up, but Rivers has accused Miley Cyrus of incest, called North West ugly and said Kristen Stewart slept her way to the top.

It's hard to take the side of anyone who relies on this kinds of allegations for humor.

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I don't have a problem with Joan. I know that I should, but since I laugh at other comics that say awful things about people, children, races, etc. that would make me a hypocrite. And though Joan may have many faults, hypocrisy is not one of them. Show me a male comic that has taken as much heat as Joan. And their mouths are much dirtier and meaner. Joan has made a living saying on national TV what people are thinking in their homes. I've watched red carpets and totally trashed some of the fashion. She just does it better and gets paid and if she was a man doing it CNN wouldn't be doing this stupid interview. Joan aside, I bet Miss Thing actually was wearing leather shoes, or a leather belt, or carrying a leather purse so who is she to talk smack to Joan? This trick was just trying to get a career boost off of Joan and I don't blame Joan for walking out because I'm sure they invited her to talk about her book and never told her that they were going to try to embarrass her. It's one thing to ask an embarrassing question, but this trick sudo journalist clearly had an agenda. Joan is not breaking any laws. Instead of trying to change/silence her just turn the channel. Trust me. Joan won't care.

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right, shut up you illigal mexican!!

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She is one of the rudest people I have never met! If she thinks she is funny, she is so far off! I know stars say any publicity is publicity & keeps you in the limelight! Although, she is rude, crude & totally a sad female specimen! She is just gross!
She thinks cutting down others is just pointing out the oblivious, sorry! You opening your mouth does that! Totally SAD & crude! Your poor POOR daughter & I pray that no one ever interviews you again & ppl sue your behind off & win!!
How dare you call a child ugly! That was the final blow! Ugh!

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@ KJ

I AGREE WITH YOU 100% What an A_ _.

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@ KJ

Not to get some ish started, and I might not agree with what Joan thinks is a pretty baby, but where do you think ugly people come from? Ugly babies! Come on now. We all know that there are unattractive people in this world (if the word ugly puts you off), so it stands to reason that there are unattractive babies. I know I've seen more than a few in my lifetime. Joan only says what real people are thinking. To me the bigger issue is why is the press going after Joan and not comics like Katt Williams who cross more lines than Joan ever will? I do believe it's because she's a woman.

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@ black_dontcrack

Yeah what about Tosh fouled mouth

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@ Mae

Exactly. But for some reason, Joan is still fighting for the right to be as obnoxious and offensive as the men.

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@ black_dontcrack

I don't think north is ugly at all!! I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! 😋
Your comment was well taken though! I appreciated it because there want any bashing of the comment that I made! Thank you! It's refreshing when ppl can have different opinions & not swear & degrade one one another!

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@ KJ

That's who I roll - we're adults and this is fun...not our job. LOL. And I didn't know it was North she called ugly. I think North is cute too.

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@ KJ

KJ I agree with you totally, she is not funny at all she is rude, crude and I stop watching fashion police because of that. Also, we are trying to stop the bullying in schools and there she is bullying others on national tv because what she is doing is bullying. People wear what they want and making a show laughing at what they are wearing is a horrible way to make a living. She is not funny at all, she is very very crude and a horrible specimen as a woman. PERIOD. MB It is all about the money and these days everything goes.......don't they call it the duming of america!!

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@ mboomer

Amen sister!

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@ KJ

I can see why Joan's husband committed suicide! To escape from
her trashy and foul gutter mouth.
disgusted one.

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