Joan Rivers' Outrageous Joke About Whitney Houston

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Of all the incendiary things in Joan Rivers' new book, I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, probably the most scorching, outlandish, macabre, tasteless, sick, twisted, and funny one of all is the following wisecrack, in Joan's section about travel:


"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.)"


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Csjraymond
Csjraymond

You are not even in the respective category that Whitney Houston was in. We all have our demons in life, but I would rather be in Whitney's corner than yours. You are disgusting Joan.

kamel hyder
kamel hyder

Time to thin the herd. Time to take people like her out of our society; whatever it takes.

Daniel Abraham
Daniel Abraham

I like Joan but she has often had trouble with going overboard or not knowing when to quit. I believe in karma and I would say Joan is blind to the fact that her many personal miseries are related to the mean and cruel nature of her jabs at vulnerable people. Joan -- let's talk about your 87 face lifts and how they make you look like something that just fell out of a spaceship passing by.........okay?

markatlarge
markatlarge

That's a good one. People don't have a sense of humor. I did a couple in My Grammy night Tweets:

In honor of Whitney Houston everyone is doing a line a coke in the bathroom. #Grammys***The Whitney Houston tribute should have went to Madonna. She would have sounded exactly like Whitney if the track doesn’t skip.Check out the rest http://markatlarge.com/markatl...

Andres C. Alvarez
Andres C. Alvarez

All Joan Rivers has done is tovalidate the fact that she is a tasteless scumbag and that she should look inthe mirror before she starts poking fun at the dead.  For starters, who isshe to talk with that Howdy Doody face of hers that has been manipulated so manytimes it is hard to determine what is real and what isn’t.  She has also validated the fact that she isequally ugly as a person as she is in person and that her hard hittingtasteless humor is tired and needs a real rest because in the end all she doesis come across as a mean spirited old broad that is bitter and not very funny.  Joan, get over yourself because many of ussimply do not like you because of the lowlife that you truly are.  

tpdlt33
tpdlt33

First I have NO problem with what Joan Rivers said.  These low life's like Bill Maher, etc can make cracks about Republican's and it is OK.  But if someone says something about these liberal monkees running around then apparently they have committed the unpardonable sin.  Second, the picture of Jesus holding Whitney Houston in what looks like a welcome to Heaven, is absurd.  She died with drugs and alcohol in her system and had been doing drugs for years and some fool thinks she went to Heaven.  DON'T THINK SO. 

SanDeeM1
SanDeeM1

Is there anyone else here old enough to remember Waylon Flowers and Madame? Joanie Dearest looks just like Madame....not good Joan! I am also old enough to remember her original face which wasn't half bad and a heck of a lot better than that thing she's sporting now. I wonder how her riding mommy's plastic coattails daughter and grandkid will feel about all the jokes we'll be telling about her when she melts away? They probably won't care as they'll be spending all that money from Joanie's god-awful jewelry "collection." Oh well, I guess what's good enough for Whitney's daughter is good enough for Joanie's. Hey Joan, if you're reading these, (and you probably are) say boo to your hubby when you get there. Seems he couldn't wait to get away from you in this life so I'm sure he'll be just THRILLED to see you when you two meet up again. I bet he won't even recognize you! Scare him to death all over again. Lastly, Joan, you can give it but can you take it (without faking it, that is)?

Drew
Drew

long live Joan Rivers

lol

exackerly
exackerly

Joan Rivers is still funnier than most comedians half her age. Making tasteless jokes about celebrities is what she does. If you don't enjoy her, fine, but please don't try to say that all of a sudden she's crossed a line she never crossed before.

Yomartin72
Yomartin72

As old as Joan rivers is, she has no idea of what an idiot she is..

Vanessa Stirling
Vanessa Stirling

Whenever a comedic has to resort to this kind of humor at the expense of some else's pain or tragedy, THEY ARE A DESPERATE HUMAN BEING! I feel sorry for her. Whitney has gone on to be with The Lord, her Lord. Joan on the hand, has yet to meet him.

Bababing
Bababing

True! She should have copped to the Edgar jokes and said, "Humor is how we deal with dark things!"

Pink
Pink

Joan's the one who successfully sued when a writer reported (no doubt accurately) that she was making jokes soon after Edgar's death. She did a weepy press conference and talked about what a disgrace that writeup was. She won the damages. Such an actress! And now she's making nasty jokes the second a celebrity body is cold? Hypocrisy much, Joan?

Jdjd
Jdjd

She was in mahogany from head to toe heheheh w/ a white powder on her noise

Jrocxs
Jrocxs

go get em Joan. She was alive when u said it and was fare game. To those of you who don't like it oh well, Take a hit of crack and join Whitney, no loss

Alice
Alice

 Rivers also called Michale Jackson a pedo after his death and made fun of 9-11 widows.

She is a Piece of Shi@.

Delta Dawn
Delta Dawn

Lovely, Joan. You can dish it out but absolutely cannot take it. By the way, your daughter, Missy, is an ugly no talent horse face. I'll make sure to get a huge laugh once you're in head to toe mahogany.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

And so the love-hate relationship with Joan Rivers continues.

What else is new?

Jonster
Jonster

I wonder if she got booed.  Remember when she made the remark about handicapped kids or something, and a father got up and told her off?   She made mincemeat out of him.  And she was nasty about it.  She's good at getting print though.  Gotta hand it to her.  And since she's been using writers, her jokes are better.  This Houston joke sounds like one of her own.

Mrwhompers
Mrwhompers

Joan sued a magazine for saying she made jokes after Edgar's suicide but now when she talks about Edgar's death it's with total contempt.

Jay Schiavone
Jay Schiavone

Too soon?  Not when you consider that she's probably trying to get these jokes out before she's dead herself.

Dsmith9949
Dsmith9949

Houston's daughter is now entitled to make a joke about River's late huband's rotting corpse and how he preferred a casket (suicide) to living with her surgically deformed face and whining. 

Nic
Nic

All's fair in love and Joan. 

Dogoman Nyc
Dogoman Nyc

Joan Rivers is a mirror of this american society, an honest one. I think she makes Whitney look just simply mortal.

anonTWO
anonTWO

the joke aint really that funny when you think Joan Rivers has been thisclose to death for the last 2 decades. aint she 100 years of age?

BamaGuy1024
BamaGuy1024

Not funny. Too dark. Just sad.  How can Joan Rivers think evoking a beloved person's rotting corpse in the grave is humorous?!

Mrwhompers
Mrwhompers

There's funny tasteless and there's just tasteless and unfortunately this joke is in the latter category.

Vivi
Vivi

Too soon!

Timmee
Timmee

I've been struck dumb. (Or I guess since this is an online forum, paralyzed.)

SanDeeM1
SanDeeM1

And I'll bet my last dollar that you think you're goint to heaven, if there is one, don't you? You're in for a big surprise.

billyjoe
billyjoe

"These low life's [sic] like Bill Maher, etc can make cracks about Republican's [sic] and it is OK."No, said "lowlifes" are merely giving Republicans (like you, evidently) the opportunity to do what you do best: play the "victim" card.As for your second holier-than-thou assertion, my understanding of Jesus is that he was more apt to hang out with people like drug addicts like Whitney Houston, along with beggars, prostitutes and other questionable characters. 

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

What other kind of "comedic" is there except for the one who highlights someone's pain?

You know perfectly well that much of Rivers' humor is self deprecating, but that not every single joke a "comedic" tells can fall into that category. It would get boring.

exackerly
exackerly

 Wrong. The lawsuit was against GQ magazine, which claimed that she was on the phone with People magazine angling to be on the next week's cover while people were sitting shiva for Edgar in the next room. Turned out the guy who claimed to witness this had never been in her house. Nothing to do with making jokes, in fact she's made jokes about Edgar's suicide as well as everything else in her life.

latenitebump
latenitebump

do you have something against drugs? and why the joke was bad because whitney houston was buried in a gold casket! wait til you die! heheheh!wait til they bury joan in tupperware!

Platha
Platha

Joan can take it. She laughs at herself first and foremost.

Beans
Beans

The father said "Not funny! My son has [whatever--I think maybe autism]." She told him off about how comedy is how we deal with dark things. She yelled at him and got super nasty about it. I almost felt sympathy for him--though he shouldn't have been at a comedy show like that if he's so sensitive.

Alice
Alice

 Exactly. See how she likes it, the cow.

Wtruman1023
Wtruman1023

Edgar was cremated.  She has his ashes in a travel case.

Wtruman1023
Wtruman1023

His son was deaf.  The joke was about her hating children except Helen Keller.

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