Beloved stand-up-turned-generally noxious hasbeen Joan Rivers went on Letterman last night to do a post-Oscars fashion wrap up. Things were going fairly well, until Dave mentioned Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning singer Adele. Via She Knows:
When Letterman mentioned Adele and described her as a “lovely woman,” Rivers made the tasteless gesture of puffing out her cheeks and holding out her hands in a silent but crude way of indicating Adele’s size. Rivers went on to completely ignore the boos from the audience, saying, “What’s her song? 'Rolling in the Deep?’ She should add fried chicken.”
Crude. (And also not that funny, even if it were placed on a less loved celeb.)
This isn’t Rivers’ first time attacking Adele. When Adele gave birth, we reported about Rivers’ nasty post-birth tweet. After hearing the birth announcement, Rivers’ tweeted, “Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy.”
She also tweeted another jab at Adele about the Oscars. She wrote, “On Sunday night, you could easily pick Adele’s Oscar statuette out of a lineup. It was the only one wearing Spanx.”
Here’s the thing, Joan. We know you can only pay for more cosmetic surgery/stay on television by being nasty, but next time choose your targets more carefully. Adele is beautiful and gifted. You are weird looking and a hack. Repeat it like a mantra.