Joan Rivers Gets Called Out During CNN InterviewBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 6, 2014
Joan Rivers is good at telling other people exactly what she thinks of them and their fashion choices, but it turns out she can’t handle criticism very well herself.
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield was interviewing Rivers during a pre-taped show that aired on July 5. During the interview, Whitfield tells Rivers that she seems mean when she is talking about people and how they dress on her show Fashion Police.
Rivers responds by saying,
“It’s not mean, it’s not mean, it’s not mean. I tell the truth. I’m sure I say the same things that all the viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch.”
“These ladies make $28 million a picture,” she said of the stars she and her co-hosts critique. “Do you really think that Nicki Minaj cares I didn’t like her dress?”
Whitfield continued to interview Rivers and as usual, Rivers had a smart answer and quick comeback for every question she was asked. That is, until Whitfield criticized the outfit Rivers chose to wear on the cover of her new book Diary of a Mad Diva. Whitfield was talking about the fact that the outfit was made of fur.
Rivers quickly grew agitated after the question and responded by saying,
“You know this whole interview is becoming a defensive interview,” Rivers replied. “Are you wearing leather shoes? Shut up.”
“You know what, I’m going. I’m really going because all you’ve done is negative,” she continued. “I’ve made people laugh for 50 years. I was put on Earth to make people laugh and my book is funny.”
After her rant, Rivers stormed away from Whitfield and stopped the interview. Whitfield seemed a little shocked by Rivers leaving, but also seemed to enjoy ruffling her feathers. It’s not every day that someone makes Joan Rivers feel bad about what she’s wearing.
What did you think of the interview and do you think Joan Rivers is too mean?
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