Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, Rest in Peace

I'm really sad about this although I know she lived to a wonderful age and had absolutely no regrets.

I really admired her wit and how she took on hecklers, especially ones who said she wasn't exquisitely sensitive enough for them if she poked fun of the disabled, the depressed, the suicidal, etc..

This article from Page Six has a few good little bits-exactly what I admired about her (and her stuff about Israel and the Palestinians was just amazing as well...)

I’ve learned to have absolutely no regrets about any jokes I’ve ever done,” she told an interviewer a few years ago."

“ I got a lot of flack for a joke I made about Heidi Klum and the Nazis (”The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.’), but I never apologized for it. I said Justin Bieber looked like a little lesbian — and I stand by it: He’s the daughter Cher wishes she’d had."

You can tune me out, you can click me off, it’s OK. I am not going to bow to political correctness. But you do have to learn, if you want to be a satirist, you can’t be part of the party. Meaning, you can’t go horseback riding with Jackie O in Central Park if you’re going to make a joke about her that night.”

May her memory be a blessing and something to emulate-no regrets and not caring about being a part of the party. I love that.