TICKER: Joan Rivers: “I am the Rosa Parks of white people”

The almost-always funny, yet incredibly bold Joan Rivers is doing what she does best:  Getting attention.  Rivers protested outside a Costco store this week because she was angry that the company had decided not to carry and sell her new book.

Holding up a megaphone at the Los Angeles location, Rivers announced that “I am the Rosa Parks of White People,” presumably to get laughter out of the audience.  She also said she was the Anne Frank of Beverly Hills, of course leading to the ire of the Anti-Defamation League.

The Anti-Defamation League has, of course, expressed their indignation toward Rivers’ remarks and asked her to retract her statements.  We don’t think that she’ll be taking her words back anytime soon.   Rivers’ new book is called, “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me.”  Costco is refusing to carry the book because of a curse word on the outside jacket.

Rivers was actually handcuffed during the protest, but we expect that her move was simply a well-executed publicity stunt for her book.

At the age of 79, Joan is still firing hard at her career.  She’s both funny and relevant, especially for her age.  She has always been a trend-setter, even playing a lesbian in the 1950s film “Driftwood.”  She is also known for having numerous plastic surgeries, which she makes fun of herself.

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