Joan Rivers Storms Out After Telling CNN Fredricka Whitfield ‘Shut Up’

July 5, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Joan Rivers Storms Out

Joan Rivers storms out of CNN interview with Fredricka Whitfield and tells her to shut up while promoting her new book, and the video goes viral. Was Joan Rivers pulling a stunt to sell more copies of her latest humor book “Diary of a Mad Diva” or was the 81-year-old really angry because she was being challenged by an African-American reporter. Joan Rivers, who is famous for making controversial statements walked out of the television interview just days after telling the world that Barack Obama is the first gay president and Michelle Obama is a “tranny” (transgender).

Joan Rivers stormed out of a television interview after a heated exchange with a news anchor for CNN.

On Saturday, Joan Rivers who is promoting her new book appropriately entitled “Diary of a Mad Diva” appeared on the weekend daytime edition of CNN Newsroom which is hosted by Fredricka Whitfield.

The former correspondent for NBC Nightly News opened the conversation by congratulating Joan Rivers on her many successes as a comedian, host and author before turning to her latest project.

Fredricka Whitfield went directly at Jones mocking celebrities’ clothes while hosting E! celebrity fashion show “Fashion Police,” to which Joan Rivers replied by saying that what she does is not mean and she knows that the stars do not care what she thinks about them.

The 41-year-old interviewer went on to press the Uncle Scam star on joking about things that are off limit like the deaths of Princess Diana and little Caylee Anthony.

The Les Patterson Saves the World actress was very smart in her response and quoted Winston Churchill by saying:

“If you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it. Winston Churchill said if you make someone laugh, you give them a little vacation and maybe you take the worst thing in the world and make it funny.”

Whitfield came back with another dig for Joan Rivers by asking her did she wear fur on the cover of the book in order to stir trouble with animal activists.

A very angry Joan Rivers slammed Fredricka Whitfield by telling her that she was tired of this defensive interview, being called mean for this and for that.

Joan Rivers went as far as telling the CNN interviewer to shut up because she wears leather shoes, she eats chicken and other meat, so why is she harassing her about wearing fur that was made from animal killed 15 years ago.

Frustrated, Rivers added that Fredricka Whitfield was the wrong person for this job and stormed out of the interview.

The octogenarian had some harsh words for the journalist off camera.

While Joan Rivers is famous for her controversial jokes, many are wondering why is it she can dish it but not take it.

Was the 81-year-old angered by the fact that a black woman was asking her questions she did not like?

Prior to the CNN interview Joan Rivers who officiated a gay wedding at her New York City book signing told a paparazzo that Michelle Obama was a “tranny” (transgender) and president Obama was gay.

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  1. Barton Hoffman says:

    Fredricka Whitfield displayed all of the interviewing skill of a snarky ninth grader. She deserved to be deserted mid-interview. I’m going to buy Joan’s book. And avoid future Whitfield interviews.


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