Very funny Joan Rivers makes not-at-all funny comments about Adele, Ann Curry

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This is not a hoax: Joan Rivers called Adele “fat,” for the second time, and also said that Ann Curry was, like, really boring as a Today anchor. While saying both of these things to the Huffington Post, she laughed and laughed — which was weird, because what she said wasn’t that funny.

I like Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers has license to say whatever she wants, and we have a cultural and economic ability to pick her up or toss her away with each new comment. But if Rivers keeps wrapping herself in headlines about speaking snark to power — wrong or right, but without a single wink — does she give us all a reason to forget she’s hellaciously funny, too?

For context, here are both comments:

On Adele: “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.”

On Curry: “First of all, Ann Curry, with all due respect… [snoring sound]. I’ll be Ann Curry and just say, ‘I like coffee.’ … ‘Do you really like coffee? Do you really like coffee? Really? That’s making me cry that you like coffee.’ I used to scream at the set, ‘Shut up, b—h!’ But she’s a very nice woman, and I’ve heard Matt Lauer is a toughie. I think they’re blaming it all on him and I think it’s very unfair. I think the real problem is, it’s run by a lot of white men — ‘We all went to Ivy League schools’ — and they didn’t keep up with the times.”

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