Joan Rivers is dusting off her fourth-grade joke book and making HIGH-LARIOUS jabs about Adele's weight again. These jokes are SO funny, SO brilliant, SO new and fresh that you will most definitely forget to laugh. A few weeks ago, Joan Rivers made fun of Adele's weight while recounting her meeting with the singer at the Academy Awards to David Letterman. Joan said: "She was very scared because she was singing at the awards. She kept saying, 'My throat, my throat -- I don't know if I can swallow.' And I said, 'Oh, yeah! You can swallow.'"
BAHAHAHA! Get it -- swallow? Eating? You swallow when you eat? Oh, Joan, how do you come up with this gold? What I would do to play Mad Libs with you! And wait -- there's more!
When given the opportunity to renege on her comments about Adele during a HuffPost Live interview, Joan decided to take things further, saying: "It's not mean. She's a chubby lady who's very, very rich, and she should just calm down -- or lose weight! She wanted an apology, so I took an ad out on her ass. I said, 'You are not fat.' And then I had room for a lot of other ads. Adele is beautiful and successful and has what, $100 million? Let's face reality: she's fat!"
Ohhhh, so because Adele is rich and successful, Rivers' comments are justified. Now it all makes sense. One negates the other. I didn't realize that. Thanks for clearing that up, Joan.
Look, here's the thing: Joan has made a living off of being a comedienne. In fact, she's one of the pioneers of comediennes -- and that's great. Yay women in comedy. But ... her jokes about Adele simply aren't funny. They're derivative, immature, and they've just gotten old. I'm all for poking fun at celebrities -- celebs are hilarious! -- but if you're going to do it, do it a la Ricky Gervais-style at the Academy Awards. Don't just keep calling a person whose talent far exceeds yours "fat". It isn't going to get funny the more you say it. And the more you say it, the more you just look mean. You should heed your own advice, Joan, and seriously grow up.
What do you think of Joan Rivers' jokes?
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