Joan Rivers did not mince words when questioned by TMZ about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Let me just tell you,” she said when asked by a reporter about her reaction to the conflict in Gaza. “If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out.”
“And Palestinians, you can not throw rockets and expect people not to defend themselves,” she added.
But what about the civilians, the reporter said.
Joan wasn’t having it: “Then don’t put your goddamned things in private homes. Don’t you dare put weapon stashes in private homes. … Of course we’re going to do it.”
“Where are the civilians supposed to go?” the reporter asked.
“I don’t care,” Joan responded, picking up considerable steam. “They started it. You’re all insane! They started it.”
And she’s off: “How do I know? ‘Cause I have been over there. That’s how I know. And I wish the world would know. And BBC should be ashamed of themselves, and CNN should be ashamed of themselves, and everybody stop it already.
Then the reporter brought up a pro-Palestine Instagram from Selena Gomez.
“Oh Selena Gomez? Oh yeah that college grad,” she said as she walked away. But then turned around and continued. “Oh well if Selena said that,” she said. “Let’s see if she can spell Palestinian.