leaving this here without any comment…
No comment is…best…I think.
…well…. maybe Martin was telling a pretty good story?
…okay. I will shut up.
Read the words they had to share about this iconic comedy legend here.
Joan Rivers was a legend to me. She wasn’t a saint, and she’d be the first to say it. What she was, was an incredibly funny woman.
As someone who very recently lost a loved one, I understand the loss and pain that her family, friends, and fans are experiencing. Like Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and Whitney Houston, Joan was an entertainer, but also a human being, a mother, a grandmother, and friend to many.
When a person passes, respect is due. If not for them, then for the loss of their loved ones. The hateful comments about her death are vile and unnecessary, imagine her young grandson reading them online in this difficult time.
No one is perfect. She wasn’t, and she’d let you know that neither where you. But she’d make you laugh about it.
She was fucking funny.
Rest peacefully Joan.
Added from second ask: I think that the post you put up about Joan Rivers was really naive, and quite frankly disgusting, considering that it completely ignores the acts of violence that Joan Rivers committed against the transgender community, as well as the the other atrocious and abusive things she has said to other communities. She is not LGBT friendly, and to post about her on an LGBT blog is ridiculous.
Joan Rivers said some fucked up things, particularly in her last couple of months alive. Nobody’s disputing that. She also did some groundbreaking things, including bringing queer visibility to theater in the 1960s, amplifying the iconic film Paris is Burning to a whole new level even if it wasn’t a popular decision, calling out President Obama on his initial indifference toward marriage equality, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for an organization that supports low-income LGBT people, and constantly reaffirming her love for her gay fan base. Both the good and the bad things she did and said are relevant to the LGBT community — we talk about bad things here, too — which is why I’m posting them on an LGBT blog. This blog isn’t only about celebrating victories.
If you think I’m saying she was an exceptional person who did no wrong, please reread the caption I added to that video. It’s important to acknowledge that she did a ton of good work for people with HIV/AIDS. That is the extent of my take. No judgement here on whether she’s a shitty person who did some good things, or a good person who did some shitty things. If you decide it’s the former, that’s okay, but some of the other responses to that post have openly, unabashedly celebrated her death. I will certainly acknowledge that Joan messed up on multiple occasions, but I’m not going to participate in that kind of hatred.
Rivers was shocking. That was it. She complained about the lack of space in her bedroom by comparing it with the basement vault three young Cleveland women were imprisoned in, and then refused to apologize.
She said German-born model Heidi Klum looked as hot as Germans last did when they were pushing Jews into ovens.
Lindsay Lohan should ‘keep’ her miscarriage. Jennifer Lawrence had been more touched up than a choirboy at the Vatican. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s six month-old child was ‘desperately in need of a waxing’.
About ‘Octomum’ Nadya Suleman she said, ‘Oh, my God, just the size of her uterus scares me. She is like a log ride at Disney. The legs open, and wet, screaming children come out.’ She described a young actress’ outfit as so young, fresh and sexy it ‘screamed date rape’.
What have we here? In eye-watering order, there’s sexual slavery, the holocaust, miscarriage, pedophilia, ugly babies, birth and rape. Where’s the school shooting, the genital mutilation, the torture of children by the IS? We gotta ask, don’t we, is there some point that the fucking awful things humans do to each other, the truly appalling can never be funny.
Important fact about Joan Rivers: She was a fierce advocate for people with HIV/AIDS and spoke publicly and often about her personal connection to the cause. In this video, an interview from her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, she explains why she works with God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based charity that provides meals to people with AIDS and others who are too sick to cook for themselves. Rest in peace. (via ThinkProgress)
Rivers was a show business survivor whose tireless work ethic kept her relevant long after other comics would have faded away. She died Thursday at 81.
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GLOBAL GREEN USA
now if i get famous joan rivers will never shade me and i’ll have to settle for perez fucking hilton this is bullshit