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Joan Rivers: The Queen Of Controversy

By Edited Nov 16, 2016 2 11

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On June 8th, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, Joan Alexandra Molinksy also known as “Joan Rivers” was brought into the world. She began her work with show business in the late 1950's and early 1960's, and eventually landed a guest position on the “Tonight Show” hosted by Johnny Carson. Joan also had made appearances on other well known television shows such as “The Ed Sullivan Show”, the “Carol Burnett Show”, and “Hollywood Squares”. As the years passed by, Joan Rivers received more and more attention from people all over the globe. Her unique ability to bring joy and laughter to all types of individuals is what made her so admirable and prestigious.

Her fame began to rise to a deeper level as she branched out into the acting world. Millions of people viewed films that she took part in, both on-screen acting and voice acting. Some of these films included “The Muppets Take Manhattan”, “Look Who's Talking”, “Shrek 2”, “The Smurfs”, and “Iron–Man 3.” Some of Ms. Rivers most memorable accomplishments were when she was granted the Walk of Fame Award in 1989, where millions of people have visited her name inscribed in the Hollywood sidewalk. Moreover, Joan Rivers was awarded the “Woman of the Year Award” in 1984 from Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and has been nominated for numerous daytime Emmy Awards throughout the decades.  

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More recently, Joan Rivers has been recognized for her ebullient role as host of the hit E! Series called Fashion Police, where she has definitely lived up to her name as the Queen of Controversy! On Fashion Police, Joan acts as a fashion connoisseur and style epicure, not only commenting on celebrities' clothing and accessories, but chiming in and ruthlessly joking about their personal lives. The brazen comic has even joked about historical atrocities such as The Holocaust. In an indelible episode of Fashion Police, Joan Rivers took a leap of effrontery by stating a vicious Holocaust comment about German supermodel Heidi Klum while critiquing her outfit. Not to mention that she is of Russian–Jewish descent herself! This caused a tremendous amount of upheaval! Furthermore, Joan River has targeted other A–list celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, and who can forget, the talentless Kardashian crew!

On a more serious note, Joan has recently gone over the edge by putting her two cents into the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Ms. Rivers clearly gave her stance on this delicate issue. According to The Epoch Times, Joan Rivers stated Palestinians “Got what they asked for.” This inflammatory comment satisfies her reputation for being labeled as one of the most controversial comediennes of all time.

Unfortunately, on September 4, 2014, it was announced that the Queen of Controversy has suddenly passed away due to complications from a procedure. Some say that her unexpected death is “Karma” for all of the derogatory and racial remarks that she has made, while others are in deep mourning and shock from this tragic event. Despite the array of opinions on this contentious celebrity, Joan Rivers will surely never be forgotten!

 

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Comments

Sep 8, 2014 2:00pm
RLoftis4
Do you have a favorite joke of hers? One of mine was her saying that Michael Jackson "makes Liberace look like a Green Beret" (I'm a big MJ fan, by the way, but that was still funny).
Sep 11, 2014 7:35pm
DubeluWriter
Not really any specific one off the top of my head. True, that was a funny joke. I am a huge Michael Jackson fan as well. Which song of his is your favorite?
Sep 13, 2014 10:28am
RLoftis4
I'd have to say "P.Y.T." What about you?
Sep 13, 2014 10:28am
RLoftis4
I'd have to say "P.Y.T." What about you?
Oct 18, 2014 3:46pm
vicdillinger
SWEeeeTttt joke!!!!
Oct 18, 2014 3:49pm
vicdillinger
SWEeeeTttt joke!!!!
Sep 9, 2014 12:19pm
kellapat
I always enjoyed Joan Rivers even though she was highly criticized for her slams against other celebrities. She coined the term "Who are you wearing?" used on the Red Carpet. That still makes me laugh.
Sep 11, 2014 7:29pm
DubeluWriter
True, she was very controversial!
Sep 10, 2014 9:01am
JoyceBocek
I wasn't a fan. However, as others on IB have pointed out, she made a lot of strides on behalf of women.
Sep 11, 2014 7:31pm
DubeluWriter
Yeah, she had great ratings on her TV show. Although, I wasn't always happy with things she stated sometimes either.
Oct 18, 2014 3:49pm
vicdillinger
She actually worked at Chicago's "Second City" theater (ya know, that place that spawned almost EVERY 'Saturday Night Live' performer) and she claimed she absolutely hated it! I liked her though, and hated to see her go out.
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