While I scroll through my Facebook and Instagram feed, I see posts dedicated to Joan Rivers. But while my fellow friends are saddened by the death of this woman, I am questioning their feelings…
I remember things like this:
Joan: What do I think about Alec [Baldwin]? Everybody just relax. Everybody’s either a w*p, a n###a, a k!ke, a ch%nk, a f@iry, a m$ck — everybody’s something so why don’t we all just. Calm. Down.
TMZ: And we should be thankful for you.
Joan : Be thankful that we’re all living in America and stop everybody getting so damn uptight! And this goes for the Indians — both dot and feather!
Rivers was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport after she had disembarked from a flight and was asked by a TMZ reporter about the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
“Good,” Rivers said when questioned on how she felt about the thousands of civilian Palestinians who have died during recent fighting in the warzone.
The 81-year-old comedienne added, “Ask Colin Powell. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead. You deserve to be dead. You started it. You started it. Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that. You can’t get rid of Hamas, you have to say you do not recognize them, they are terrorists…They were re-elected by a lot of very stupid people who don’t even own a pencil.”
“This is the most numbers percentage-wise of civilian deaths,” the reporter told Rivers.
“Who cares?” she responded, later adding, “At least the ones who were killed were the ones with very low IQs.”
This dehumanization of Palestinians goes hand in hand with the hatred/racism of black and brown people. I am not going to downplay her attributions to women in breaking lines within the entertainment business, but this does not change to mindset she held with non-white people. It is hot news right now regarding Rivers death, but we must not forget all the lives lost at the hands of her male counterparts (U.S. government / it’s history of oppression which has fed the minds of so many).
With that said, R.I.P. to this true Hollywood bi**** who was funny at times, with her plastic self.