Joan Rivers’ Most Cringe-Worthy Quotes About Celebrities

The world of entertainment was shattered by the news of Joan Rivers’ passing on September 4th. The comedienne was one of the original hosts of E! Fashion Police and was particularly known for her unadulterated criticisms and merciless quips about other celebrities—dead or alive. Let’s immortalize Rivers and give a round of applause to her cutthroat comments that we only wish we were bold enough to say out loud.

About Whitney Houston’s sudden death …

“I hate Houston. It’s crawling with bugs. Oh, wait, that’s Whitney Houston; I’m sorry, my bad. (Can I just mention that Whitney looked fabulous at the Grammys? She was in mahogany from head to toe.)”

To Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge …

“If you ever want to go to Paris, fly! Don’t take the tunnel!” (in reference to the late Princess Diana)

About President Obama and the First Lady …

Interviewer: “Do you think the United States will see the first gay president or the first woman president?”

Rivers: “We already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down. You know Michelle is a tranny. A transgender. We all know.” (Watch the interview here.)

About Dakota Fanning …

“Elle actually dresses better than her big sister, Dakota. Which is what we in the fashion world call a Reverse Beyonce.”

About Kate Winslet …

“If Kate Winslet had dropped a few pounds, the Titanic would never have sunk.”

About Mel Gibson …

“As a Jew, I don’t want to see Mel Gibson at a party. I don’t want to run into him in the kitchen because there’s an oven in it and I’m afraid of what he might do.”

About Bo Derek …

“Bo Derek is so stupid she returns bowling balls because they’ve got holes in them.”

About Boy George …

“Boy George is all England needs – another queen who can’t dress.”

About Angelina Jolie …

“I’ve worked with Angelina Jolie before. She saw a sign that said “WET FLOOR” one time, and she did.”

About Renee Zellweger …

“All babies look like Renee Zellweger pushed against a glass window.”