Has Joan Rivers gone too far (again)?
The comedian has sparked controversy over a joke she made about Heidi Klum in a sexy Julien Macdonald dress at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Academy Awards party.
"The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens," Rivers said of the German-born supermodel on Monday's episode of E!'s Fashion Police.
The Anti-Defamation League's director Abraham H. Foxman, a Holocaust survivor himself, said in a statement that the comments were "vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors."
The anti-Semitism watchdog group also criticized Rivers' Fashion Police co-hosts Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osborne and George Kotsiopoulos, whom the statement says were "doubled over with laughter" after she made the joke.
When asked for comment, Rivers, who is Jewish herself, told The Hollywood Reporter, "My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and I can assure you that I have always made it a point to remind people of the Holocaust through humor." From here:
Can you believe these people? No jokes about Jews, no jokes about slavery, blah blah ... the "Political Correctness Police" shoving people around. Hey, jackasses, how about you leave people alone? How would that be?
But no, they won't be leaving you alone. You see, for some people, their only "claim to fame" as it were is their vigilance against .... something. Oh yes, they have their eyes and ears open ... ready to strike at any perceived slant. And they've trained themselves to twist the slightest mention of their topic into a strike against society itself.
Oh yes, and don't you forget ... it's of the UTMOST importance. Because if it were not, these people would have to do something else besides whine and sound off like Joan of Arc being burned at the stake every time someone gives them an opening.