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TOPIC: Joan Rivers unrepentant about Jewish TV joke
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Joan Rivers is refusing to apologise about controversial comments she made about Jews during a segment on her U.S. TV show "Fashion Police," insisting she uses humour to remind the public about the Holocaust.

The veteran funnywoman, whose parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, critiqued a dress worn by German supermodel Heidi Klum during Monday's episode of the E! series, saying, "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens."

The remark, in reference to the Jewish prisoners of war killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, upset leaders of America's Anti-Defamation League, who demanded an apology from Rivers.

However, the comedienne is unrepentant about her remark. "It's a joke. This is the way I remind people about the Holocaust, I do it through humor. My husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust, so let's just start with that," she told "Showbiz Tonight." "Your generation doesn't even know what I'm talking about. By my doing a joke (it) gets them talking, thinking. Didn't bother Heidi, doesn't bother me. Why don't you worry about the anti-Semites out there (instead)?"

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The ADL is a hate group...who cares what they think?

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America's WWII veterans are almost extinct. Emigrant Russian Jews of that era are, too. Ms. Rivers has a dying audience, some of whom may still laugh at her jokes. In this modern, post-20th Century era, she has a dwindling audience, and her humor goes beyond their experience.

If Ms. Klum wasn't offended, neither should anyone else be.

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From Wiki.........................

"Niggas vs. Black People" is the title of one of Chris Rock's most famous and most controversial stand-up comedy routines. This routine, which appeared as track 12 on his 1997 album, Roll with the New, as well as his 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, is widely considered to be the breakthrough routine that established his status as a comedy fixture after he left Saturday Night Live. The routine is also widely cited as his magnum opus.

Essentially an eight-minute rant about behaviors that Rock sees within the black community; he describes "niggas" as a cohort whose behavior—which embodies many negative African-American stereotypes—is usually detrimental to the image of other black people. The "niggas," he said, glorify ignorance and sloth, and brag about fulfilling any minor responsibility. Rock rejects the view that this image of African-Americans is purely cultivated by the media. In the routine, he says, "When I go to the money machine tonight, alright, I ain't looking over my back for the media, I'm looking for niggas! What, you think I've got three guns in my house 'cause the media outside?"

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Joan Rivers is refusing to apologise about controversial comments she made about Jews during a segment on her U.S. TV show "Fashion Police," insisting she uses humour to remind the public about the Holocaust.

The veteran funnywoman, whose parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, critiqued a dress worn by German supermodel Heidi Klum during Monday's episode of the E! series, saying, "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens."

The remark, in reference to the Jewish prisoners of war killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, upset leaders of America's Anti-Defamation League, who demanded an apology from Rivers.

However, the comedienne is unrepentant about her remark. "It's a joke. This is the way I remind people about the Holocaust, I do it through humor. My husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust, so let's just start with that," she told "Showbiz Tonight." "Your generation doesn't even know what I'm talking about. By my doing a joke (it) gets them talking, thinking. Didn't bother Heidi, doesn't bother me. Why don't you worry about the anti-Semites out there (instead)?"

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