Joan Rivers likens Costco to Nazi Germany, gets kicked out of Costco (Video)

By | August 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | feature slider, News | Tags: , , ,

Accompanied by a camera crew entourage, Joan Rivers took to the streets to protest Costco’s refusal to sell her book I Hate Everything…Starting With Me. KTLA reports that Rivers dramatically handcuffed herself to a shopping cart at a Costco in Burbank, CA, which seems a little misguided since those things have wheels and you normally push them with your hands. In addition to that stunt, Rivers brought a bullhorn, into which she vocalized her protest.

So, why won’t Costco sell the comedy icon’s book? Allegedly, Costco won’t carry Rivers’ book because of two parody quotes on the back cover from Marie Antoinette and Wilt Chamberlain.

“It’s about First Amendment rights,” Rivers argued. “Costco banned my book because of one word on the back cover. I feel like this is a country where the people should have the right to have the literature they want.”
“This is the beginning of Nazi Germany,” Rivers announced, in all seriousness. Rivers left peacefully at the police’s request and says, regardless of the ban on her book, she will continue to be a loyal Costco customer. If you’re after a copy of Rivers’ book, try or a book store that doesn’t sell condoms in bulk. Check out the video for Rivers in action, courtesy of KTLA.

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  • Chriswich

    Wow she is stupid. She thinks free speech means other people have to help promote her speech. Then she admits they have a right to sell what they want. What a loon.

  • Alice

    Yeah – comparing a bulk-items membership store that won’t sell your books to Nazi Germany, that’s some real “comedy” there.  And it’s due to bad language on the back cover?  The most expensive of the hot new novels at this Costco go for $16.99, most for $14.99.  One of Joan’s “assistants” at this fiasco was hawking her books to customers for $24.  I suspect she or her publisher just wouldn’t cut their take.

    I happen to shop at this Costco, and the entrance is chaotic enough. (Why do old ladies enter three at a time, side by side, then stop simultaneously to search through their duffle-bag-size purses to find their membership cards?  And once they find them, as the next trio lines up, they spend 5 more minutes putting the cards away and discussing where in the store they’ll start.)  Aside from offending folks, and annoying them with her croaking through a megaphone, she really just pissed off a lot of customers trying to get in or out.

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