Joan Rivers, fashion police, 2bob(by) or fame hunter?

Before you read on, I want to make it clear that I am a big Adele fan! So the ignition to write this blog was fueled by my initial reaction to reading what Joan Rivers had to say about the super talented plus size singer!

I don’t really want to discuss my own thoughts in too much detail on this as I am a true believer in humour and comedy is just that, something to make people laugh, but at what extent and at what price!

So let’s start by looking at some of the ‘Rivers’ quotes on our curvy songstress!

“What is her song? Rolling in the Deep? She should add fried chicken!”


‘She was very scared because she sang at the awards,’ Rivers explained. ‘(She said) “My throat, my throat, I don’t know if I can swallow!”

‘I said, “Oh, yeah — you can swallow!”‘


“Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy.”

So, if this is the first time you have read Joan’s quotes, then your initial reaction might have been to laugh, now you may be feeling guilty, don’t be! It’s a natural human reaction to hearing shock humour! You may still find this funny and have no guilt, this could mean that you find fat jokes funny, or you see through Joan Rivers attempts of raising her own awareness and realise that this is not a personal attack!

Again my own take on this is not important, but let me leave you with some questions to ask yourself!

1) Can bullying under the name of humour/comedy have no exceptions?
2) Is the fact that Adele is a very successful rich human being be reason enough to be an open target for any comedian?
3) Who would you rather go and watch on stage performing Adele or Joan?

Has anyone got any jokes about Joan Rivers for us?

Emily Clothing x