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Here’s why Joan Rivers banned Michelle Obama from her funeral

Most of the nation remembers that, shortly before her untimely death, Joan Rivers said something that would be considered highly disrespectful of First Lady Michelle Obama.  During an interivew in which she was asked if the nation would ever have a gay person in the White House, she said that “We already have one,” and then said that Michelle Obama is a “trαnny.”

The term that Joan used to describe Mrs. Obama is commonly used as a derogatory term toward cross-gender Americans.  Some took offense to Mrs. Obama being accused of being something that she is not.

The White House didn’t say much, but Rivers’ remarks certainly spiked the rumor mills.  The right wingers were saying that her words added truth to one of their many constant conspiracies about the Obamas.  Even Jerome Corsy, a Harvard PhD, wrote a series of “investigative” stories claiming that President Obama is actually gay.  This was added to others on the right who were speculating about Mrs. Obama as well.

Those on the left were deeply offended by Rivers’ remarks, and considered them disrespectful to the White House.  This incident puts a damper on Rivers’ funeral arrangements and may tarnish her legacy in the eyes of some, at least on the liberal left, where she spent most of her time.

Making matters even more shocking, it was reported by The Sidney Morning Herald that Rivers had gone so far as to “ban” the first lady from attending her funeral.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

In one of her final interviews, conducted just weeks before her death, she told The Sunday Times Magazine that those she wanted kept away from her funeral included Obama, who she branded “a trαnny”, Adele for being “fat”, and Handler, who she dubbed “drunk” and a “wh*re”. She also discussed how she knew death would soon be “inevitable” because of her advancing years and revealed she had been trying to help her daughter Melissa to come to terms with her mother’s mortality. Rivers added, “Melissa says, ‘I don’t want to hear about it, I don’t want to talk about it’, but I say it’s comi-i-i-ing! It’s inevitable. It’s no longer an abstract thing. It’s like, God, I’m in my eighties. Nobody, when I die, is going to say, ‘How young?’ They’re going to say, ‘She had a great ride.’”

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29 thoughts on “Here’s why Joan Rivers banned Michelle Obama from her funeral

  1. Renee Moore

    Joan is a comedian and like all good comedians they ‘trash’ everyone.
    Joan was no fool she knew how to keep her name out there — you have to stay noticed in Hollywood — and she was good at doing that. Nothing more.
    She said outrageous things — that was her reputation and something that rocketed her to the top of comedy.

    This conversation about her now that she has moved on is meaningless and spiteful.

    Being no fool, I am sure Joan knew — Mrs. Obama wasn’t coming to her funeral anyway — nor any other celebrity probably.

    So, what’s the point,

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  2. Linda

    No respect from Joan on a first lady. Would she have felt the same way if she was a white first lady? Well she won’t be making any more comments, now will she!

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  3. William Leonard

    One thing you can twist you mouth to say any thing that you like but one thing she will not be doing any talking any time soon.

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  4. Lester Washington, ABD

    Well said, VERY WELL SAID! Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the dead know not anything. Neither have that any more part in the things in this life…… Until their resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:Ch!!!! Revelations 20:Ch!!

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  5. Gillespie Girll

    Just another dead Bitch. she wished she was where Michelle. She took her nasty ways to her grave.. Ignore her, The dead really has no say so. The dead has no weight with the living.
    What happened to her people in Germany was not enough for her or others like her to learn.

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  6. Carol

    She was a nasty woman. But, right before she died she made a public statement about how all the people in Gaza deserved to die, including the women, & children. This was Not part of any comedy act this was her opinion. She was pure trash.

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  7. phyllis c. murray

    Rodgers and Hammerstein said it best in this age of growing Intolerance::You’ve got to be taught
    To hate and fear,
    You’ve got to be taught
    From year to year,
    It’s got to be drummed
    In your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
    And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
    Before you are six or seven or eight,
    To hate all the people your relatives hate,
    You’ve got to be carefully taught

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  8. Jessica

    Although I can see no reason why either the President or his wife would want to attend Joan River’s funeral; but if they had decided to attend, tell me who on earth has the power to stand at the door and stop them?

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  9. Vanessa

    @Renee… Joan was a fool & all she said was not becus she was a comedian. .. she wss just being pure NASTY. … She was a hateful woman, along with being NASTY! … don’t try and cover up her nastness with her job or what was called her profession……

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    • Karon

      I agree, her comments went beyond comedy. She was, to me, a very mean and self centered woman. Yea she amassed a fortune, but she couldn’t take it where she’s going.

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  10. Akbar

    I think you cannot always hide behind “it’s comedy” because inevitably you have to have some opinion about somethings that is not meant to be funny.

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  11. Ciscero Warren, Jr.

    Joan Rivers was a snaggled tooth old hag who’s face looked like a warthogs ass. Whore is probably inscribed on her headstone because she was probably the pivot person in a circle jerk! May she forever ROAST in hell with her friend, the devil!

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  12. joseph

    Joan was an accomplished racist, she may be dead, but the venomous poison she gallantly peddled is alive and well. FUCK YOU JOAN RIVERS YOU BITTER WITCH

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    • truthspks

      I’m with you let that rotten Jew Bitch burn in hell. The day that Bitch died is a national holiday in my home.

      Fuck Joan Rivers and her entire Fucking Family.

      Now let me tell you how I really feel.

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  13. Lala111

    Joan Rivers made fun of and trashed everyone—including herself. In fact, she was worse on herself than others. But she loved people. She was extremely charitable. She spent every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve delivering meals to needy people in NYC. She also made sure to take her grandson Cooper with her on philanthropic trips so he could learn charity. She didn’t just give money—she showed up herself to give her time.

    Most celebrities were thrilled that Joan Rivers used them in a joke.

    And both the President and Mrs. Obama wrote letters of condolence to Melissa Rivers.

    I also invite all of you to watch Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose on Fashion Police and pay attention to the part where Joan makes Wiz laugh so hard that he almost bends over double. Amber is doing all she can to stay composed.

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  14. Rev. Williams M.E.Hanson

    Whatever Joan Rivers was, I believed she wants us the living to Love and care for each other more, in Jesus name.

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  15. Sarah

    That comment was very disrespectful. I don’t care if you are a comedian.
    The First Lady should be respected by everyone. If she was invited to the funeral
    she should not go.

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  16. Bob Jones

    There is no room for disrespectful comments about the President or his lovely wife. Rivers unfortunately, seldom showed respect. That was her character n legacy.. Sad to Say.

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  17. Samuel

    I don’t think Michelle Obama is concerned about what Joan Rivers had to say about her. I think if you’re black and in the white house— you develop thick skin.

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  18. rosemary davis

    And yet Michelle and the President took the time to send Melissa a personal note of sympathy despite the foul and filthy things she said about both of them that’s what it means to heap firey coals on one’s head to still be kind to others even though they may have done you wrong in some way

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