Passing away at the age of 81, Joan Rivers left behind a very important comedy legacy, overshadowed perhaps by her later years, in which she enjoyed feuding with many celebrities and hurling insults at them, either on E!’s “Fashion Police” or on Twitter.
In her 2014 book “Diary of a Mad Diva”, Rivers calls Jennifer Aniston “stupid”, Tyra Banks “bulimic”, and claims that “Kanye West’s new son is going to be named P***y in honour of where he came from.” Her acerbic style wasn’t a hit with everyone, and some celebrities fought back, ending up in some pretty vicious exchanges. Check out the most famous of Joan Rivers’s celebrity feuds.
After claiming that “Fashion Police” is teaching young people “that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat,” Jennifer Lawrence got a taste of Joan Rivers’ sharp tongue. The comedienne quickly retorted: “I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican. Look at her posters!”
In one of Joan Rivers’ celebrity feuds that turned really bitter, Chelsea Handler was upset at the comedy legend for correcting her after calling herself the “first woman ever to do a late-night show”. Rivers had been a guest host on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and ever had her own show on FOX in 1986, but Handler refused to acknowledge it. “She never spoke to me again,” Rivers explained.