Video: Comedian Adam Hills To Joan Rivers: "You're Being A Dick!"
Speaking on his weekly television show The Last Leg which aired in the United Kingdom last night, the former Spicks and Specks host condemned the US comedienne's recent comments on late-night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman.
"If you make fat jokes about Adele, you're being a d---," Hill said.
"And I'm referring to you, Joan Rivers."
"Adele is one of the very few women in pop music I want my daughter to look up to and you're making jokes about the way she looks when you're so insecure about your own face you've spent more money on it than the producers of Life of Pi spent on that tiger."
"Get a plastic surgeon to manufacture yourself a new soul."
The rant was out of character for Hills, a comedian known for his friendly nature and non-confrontational comedic style.
Rivers has faced widespread criticism for her appearance on the talk show, where she described meeting Adele at the Oscars and made unflattering comments about the singer's size.
"What is her song? Rolling In the Deep? She should add fried chicken," the 79-year-old joked.
Rivers has also faced strong criticism for a joke made earlier in the week about German supermodel Heidi Klum.
"The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens," Rivers, who is Jewish, joked.
Despite the backlash, Rivers has so far refused to apologise.
Joan really stepped in it this time. She relies on Britain for money. She sells her jewelry over there, and is considered a national treasure. People are just so sick of her unfunny bullshit. The money she makes that she's given to the GOP is astronomical. This is a woman who says she's the Queen of the Gays. Fuck you, you old hag! Even Howard Stern is sick of her phony, hypocritical ass.
I saw Jimmy Carr make fat jokes about Adele on 8 Out of 10 Cats last year and no one cared (Jon Richardson also mocked her accent) so I don't understand why everyone is attacking Joan Rivers all of a sudden.
Adele is worth millions, she has an Oscar and more Grammys than she can count, I doubt she cares what comedians say about her.
There are limits, even for elderly icons.
Who is Adam Hills?
An obvious grab for fame if you ask me.
I will be happy if I never see Joan Rivers ever again.
Joan Rivers made so many fat jokes about Elizabeth Taylor 25 years ago and it was no big deal.
She's a comedienne and she's known for taking on everyone. Why the concern for Adele?
Joan was making Holocaust jokes, and mentally disabled jokes too.
[quote]She's a comedienne and she's known for taking on everyone. Why the concern for Adele?
It's a different era, and Joan no longer has clout. She can no longer get away with running her mouth. People are sick of her.
I'm tired of Adele and everyone kissing her fat ass.
If Joan Rivers no longer has clout, then why should anyone care what she says?
It's different era? Really? Funny... I just saw a Huffpost news video about the hate unleashed toward Anne Hathaway on Twitter after the Oscars.
A fat joke about Adele by Joan Rivers should make little impact.
Joan is a money hungry old bitch. On the documentary about her, she actually has few friends and even less family. She works because she doesn't have anything else. I think she was always a good comedienne but as she's gotten older, she's become mean spirited and comments on things that someone of her generation should stay out of. Her time is over and she should go do some charity work. Her ambition drove her husband to suicide and she has never gotten over it.
Haha I saw that live last night. It was weird, but not undeserved for the hag and her tired schtick.
R4 He's an Australian comedian with a prosthetic foot. I only saw this show recently and had no idea till later in when it was addressed, it's a panel show with disabled people that was originally shown during the Paralympics last summer.
Now Hills was obviously chosen not just cause of his comedy skills, but cause he's photogenic (well he's Australian). So this has been the year when the spotlight has been on hot disabled people.
[quote]If Joan Rivers no longer has clout, then why should anyone care what she says?
Okay, then we shouldn't care what so many small homophobic groups say either.
[quote]It's different era? Really? Funny... I just saw a Huffpost news video about the hate unleashed toward Anne Hathaway on Twitter after the Oscars.
Try making a point next time, bozo.
[quote]I'm tired of Adele and everyone kissing her fat ass.
Stop being an ancient qween stereotype, fossil.
It's amusing that some of you think a no name throwing a tantrum over a joke is a big deal.
I doubt Joan gives a shit.
That Heidi Klum joke is sick. It's offensive to Jews and it's offensive to Germans. Watching that old cunt rip everyone on the Fashion Police is the biggest snooze as well. Every time I see that shriveled up old cunt/fashion disaster on Fashion Police she looks like she belongs on Mr Blackwell's worst dressed list for eternity!
[quote]Even Howard Stern is sick of her phony, hypocritical ass.
Bull.Shit. She was on this week and will be on again soon.
Stern is a phony, hypocritical ass himself, so of course he loves her.
Adele could stop cramming mashed potatoes into her maw.
I'm with R8. Bitch can't sing. Booooring.
I thought the punchline would be "rolling in the mud" as in a pig. 79 and still has it.
We're having to listen to all this just because Adam Hills has a fat daughter?
She became a lot more desperate since her husband off'd himself. For a while, no one would hire her. She worked as a third replacement for Linda Lavin in Broadway Bound. Took work anywhere she could get it. Then she suddenly got hot again but she's became meaner, nastier and not as funny. And, given her really bad plastic surgery, she's not in a position to criticize anyone else's appearance.
In short, she needs to go away.
R12 wrote "Okay, then we shouldn't care what so many small homophobic groups say either."
Try making a point next time, bozo.
The difference between the jokes about Adele and the public hating on Hathaway is that the Adele joke is aimed at her physical features whereas the Hathaway ire is aimed at her personality and her transparent hunger for the Oscar.
Knocking someone for being fat is akin to being a bully. Knocking someone for their "Give me an Oscar!" persona isn't.
Adele is so fat that when she was diagnosed with a flesh-eating disease, the doctor gave her ten years to live.
Adele is so fat that when she goes to the zoo the elephants throw her peanuts.
Adele is so fat when she steps on the scale it says "One at a time, please"
Adele is so fat that when she jogs she sets off car alarms.
Adele is so fat that when she got her ears pierced, gravy came out.
Adele is so fat when she goes to a restaurant she doesn't get a menu, she gets an estimate
Adele is so fat they had to let out her shower curtain.
Adele is so fat that when she talks to herself, it’s a long distance call.
Adele is so fat that when she sits on the beach, Greenpeace shows up and tries to tow her back into the ocean...
R23 You tried it.
And there to the left of this thread we have DL's "wit & wisdom":
THREAD Part 2
they managed to make
Adele look thin.
Try hitting the side of your TV to
fix the picture.
[quote]On the documentary about her, she actually has few friends and even less family.
That is one of the dumbest statements I've heard today. The bitch is 79.
Who the hell has lots of friends and relatives at 79, they're all dead.
Nothing she said was any worse than the shit that's said here on a daily basis, so clean your own asses before you worry about someone elses.
Yet when her precious, unattractive, talentless daughter was maligned on "The Celebrity Apprentice" she went ballistic. She threatened to quit even though she was contracted to win. Obviously one subject is off limits.
R27, that was unprofessional, but a lot of parents lose their shit where their sons or daughters are concerned. Big damn deal.
What do you mean contacted to win?
[quote]Yet when her precious, unattractive, talentless daughter was maligned on "The Celebrity Apprentice" she went ballistic. She threatened to quit even though she was contracted to win. Obviously one subject is off limits.
This reminds me of how people on dl can slam everyone in threads, and be racist as hell, but let anyone say something they don't like, or agree with, and THEY go ballistic, crying homophobe, or in the case of a gay offender, self hating homophobe.
Her fat jokes and other similar insults are just not funny anymore.
I mean, really Joan? A fat joke on Adele. Gee, how original.
R1 it's not the first time I've read on DL that Joan Rivers is considered a "national treasure" in Britain and it still baffles me why anyone would think that. A lot of people over here would struggle to even remember who she is. Does she sell tacky jewellery on a shopping channel or something? (I never watch them). She has a low level of fame and is about as far from a 'national treasure' as you could imagine. Unless you have no clue what the phrase actually means in the UK?
I don't really have a problem with her comments on Adele because they were simply banal, unfunny and about as cutting as candy floss.
As posted on another Rivers thread, the best way to piss off Joan is to comment that her daughter is horse-faced.
People get made fun of for all sorts of reasons all the time. This Adele can't be touched thing is ridiculous.
LOL! So glad someone is calling out this old washed up cunt! She can always dish it out, but if you make fun of her or her no-talent daughter, all hell breaks lose.
R23, Nailed it.
Jackie Mason pissed off the brits and he is unemployable now as well- they should just move in together
Joan Rivers is not a "national treasure" in Britain.
Adele however, is.
Didn't Edie Falco make similar comments years ago? Joan criticized her appearance at the Emmys and Edie was really hurt and basically said someone who's had so much surgery to alter her appearance should know better than to make fun of anyone else's.
Rivers does not donate to the GOP. Say what you will about her, she is a well-documented liberal.
I think Adele is great and Joan Rivers is irrelevant.Who the hell cares about JR's paltry jokes. Adele is on top of the world, and likely won't birth some Melissa.
The Germans can take it. They are a thriving country despite their history.
Still, I cracked up at R23's jokes.
Good for Edie, and Joan could only dream of looking so good.
She especially went after Janeane Garofalo, calling her a pig. That was some really vicious, uncomfortable bullying. She also held a grudge against Gillian Anderson.
Rivers tries to have it both ways. She wants to be acknowledged as having paved the way for female comics, yet is one of the most sexist comics out there.
Joan Rivers is one of those jealous, bitter people who thinks any other woman's success comes as a detriment to her.
I thought r1 had just dropped the word "Adele" before "is a national treasure." I still think that's where the confusion is coming from. Obviously it makes a lot more sense than saying Joan is a British national treasure, when she's a native US citizen.
Joan is, however, well-loved in Britain. She goes over at least twice a year and she tried out her play there a few years ago.
[quote]Joan is, however, well-loved in Britain.
That ended after her tasteless Diana jokes she made last year.
Adele IS fat. You can control your weight. It's different to make fun of someone for something they can't change, like if they're facially unattractive or something. But you're not born fat. And don't tell me Adele would be as popular if she wasn't fat, it's part of why people want to believe she's this great singer (which she isn't). She uses her size to make money. So I don't feel bad if other people do as well.
"Rivers does not donate to the GOP. Say what you will about her, she is a well-documented liberal."
She has specifically stated that she is a Republican--since the 1980's at least. No 30+ year Republican is a liberal anything.
"What is her song? Rolling In the Deep? She should add fried chicken," is just not funny.
Add fried chicken? To what? Where's the joke?
The fat jokes in R23 are pretty funny, but you can put anyone's name in there.
Even "Rolling in the Mud" is funny.
Rivers has just lost the thread.
Put her out to pasture.
She's a well-documented Republican, it's never been a secret. Considering she started out in bohemian Greenwich Village, she's as bad as the hippies who ended up going Republican.
When she dies, she'll have left this world with a bad taste in everyone's mouth.
She was once clever, bold and witty and now she is just old-hat. Have you seen the shitty movie on cable right now that she did, "Don't get me started"? It is total crap, humor from the 60s.
Adele is so fat she puts mayonnaise on aspirin.
Adele is so fat she's got more chins than a hong kong phone book.
I stand corrected. I just googled it, and she stated in 2002 that she was a Republican. She voted for Obama though. But if this stupid bitch is a Republican, how can we stand her at all??? I've completely written the harpy off now. If I had known this sooner, I'd never have made allowances for her. Stupid, shrewish bitch.
[quote] Nothing she said was any worse than the shit that's said here on a daily basis, so clean your own asses before you worry about someone elses.
by: You're all hypocrites.
[quote]This reminds me of how people on dl can slam everyone in threads, and be racist as hell, but let anyone say something they don't like, or agree with, and THEY go ballistic, crying homophobe, or in the case of a gay offender, self hating homophobe.
Joan Rivers is a nasty cunt. But the worst thing about her is that she is so terribly unfunny.
Joan can dish it out but she can't take it (unless it's from someone she considers to be a friend). I remember reading that someone make a joke about her husband killing himself and she went ballistic.
I remember around 6-8 years ago? Joan made fun of some actress's hair, I don't remember who it was, at an award show and the actress was crying and she said, I'm wearing a wig because I just went through chemotherapy.
BTW, Joan dislikes fat people. What is so ironic, in addition to Joan selling jewelry on QVC, she sells clothes and they go up to plus sizes for women. So fat women's money are good, but in the meantime she thinks they are disgusting, and the butt of jokes? NOW THAT IS HYPOCRITICAL!
Also, I once channel surfed and came across TMZ which I never watch, but they had camera men following and filming Joan coming out of a restaurant. One of the cameramen made a crack about her daughter and Joan hit the ceiling. The guy said, hey Joan! you cut others to shreds and sometimes their children, yet when it comes to your daughter you can't take a joke? I don't like Jack Nicholson, but he went to some award's show with his two kids who were around 12-13 years old at the time. Joan's daughter was on Fashion Police criticizing his kids,and Melissa said, oh! what are those kids wearing?! they are not very good looking.
However, at the same time, the British and Australians piss me off because whenever there is something going on in the US politically, a national disaster, etc. those shit heads get on a plane and fly over here, and get on the act and they are not even American citizens! They criticize and comment on American political figures, yet American people don't know and don't give a rat's ass who is in British Parliament nor what they do! Bono gets invited to the White House, and he has advised presidents on various issues, yet he is from Ireland and a singer in a band!
The poster who is claiming people on here who are hypocrites, screw you because you are lumping everyone together. I along with SOME others on this thread I'm sure, don't go on the war path ,and attack people for no reason.
Adam Hills is adorable. Cute and funny. Even without the foot.
R44 You nailed it!
Back in the day, there were many people who called Miss Rivers on her Elizabeth Taylor fat jokes. It was a pretty big deal, and if the internet had existed, it would have been very big; she would have been called out just as much as she is now.
R62 is an isolationist bozo.
Of course people from the outside the US should be allowed to talk about American politics. Afterall thanks to you Americans, a large chunk of the world is suffering from the financial global crisis.
I saw Adam Hills at the West Belfast Feile some years ago. He was hilarious. He used stories about his foot in his stand up so isn't averse to using disability and appearance in his comedy but I think it has more to do with the intention behind it. Joan Rivers can come across as down right vindictive.
Adam Hills is a very different kind of stand-up comedian to JR. Much gentler and more pc. He maybe doesn't like her style of humour.
The Adele fat jokes aren't funny. Not as they're offensive - it's just so tired. Like Seth Macfarlane's Oscar humour. Like something out of the 1970s.