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Joan Rivers Adele joke: Comedienne jeered over ‘fat’ joke on Letterman show

Written on:March 1, 2013
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Singer Adele has faced ‘weight jokes’ from comedienne Joan Rivers in 2012 too, over her first toddler

Comedienne Joan Rivers’ joke on singer, Adele, during a TV appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’, has been slammed by her critics as jarring and clumsy. Joan Rivers’ Adele joke on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ was not liked by the audience, who jeered the 79-year-old Jewish comedienne on listening to her joke.

Joan Rivers mentioned to the talk show host, David Letterman, that she has met Adele. Subsequently, the comedienne sarcastically spread her arms and puffed up her cheeks, implying that the British singer was excessively chubby. Joan Rivers immediately asked David Letterman, “What is her song, Rolling in the Deep? She should add ‘fried chicken’”, implying that Adele had gobbled too much friend chicken in her lifetime.

In 2012, Joan Rivers had cracked another Adele joke. When Adele became a mother for the first time in 2012, Joan Rivers had tweeted an Adele joke: “Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy.”

On ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’, Joan Rivers also talked about her meeting with Adele at the 85th Academy Awards. The comedienne asserted to David Letterman that Adele was very petrified as she sang at the Oscars. As per Joan Rivers, the singer remarked, “My throat, my throat! I don’t know if I can swallow”. To that, the comedienne said to Adele, “Oh yeah, you can swallow.”

The singer had attained the Oscar recently for the Best Song. The comedienne commented on that too to David Letterman, saying that it will be easy to detect Adele’s Oscar statuette from the lineup as the statuette was the only one sporting Spanx.

Joan Rivers, meanwhile, has also been condemned for her Holocaust joke on her E! show. In that show, the comedienne joked about the German supermodel, Heidi Klum, and about the ‘bold’ dress that Klum wore at Elton John’s yearly AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party. Referring to Heidi Klum, Joan Rivers joked that the last time a German appeared so hot was when they were throwing Jews into ovens. The comedienne was referring to the Nazi German practice of sending Jews to gas chambers to exterminate them.

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