Joan Rivers apparently thought it was time to generate some headlines. After being escorted out of Costco by a police officer, as previously reported, she has been keeping herself in the news, this time with a war of words with the Anti-Defamation League.
TMZ.com reports that the ADL criticized Rivers for comparing Costco to Nazi Germany, prompting Rivers to tell ADL officials, "Shut the f–k up!"
“The ADL is pissed that Joan made the comparison to protest the fact that Costco banned her book, ‘I Hate Everything … Starting With Me!’ because of foul language,” the story reports. “ADL officials say, ‘Such comparisons only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors.’"
But Rivers told the website, "My husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust," and added, "My comment reminds people of the Holocaust because half the people now don’t even believe it ever happened."
The comedian also warned: "Germany is where banning books started, and it can start here just as quickly."