Joan Rivers’ Outrageous Joke About Whitney Houston


Of all the incendiary things in Joan Rivers‘ new book, I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, probably the most scorching, outlandish, macabre, tasteless, sick, twisted, and funny one of all is the following wisecrack, in Joan’s section about travel:

“I hate Houston. It’s crawling with bugs.

“Oh, wait, that’s Whitney Houston; I’m sorry, my bad.

“(Can I just mention that Whitney looked fabulous at the Grammys?

“She was in mahogany from head to toe.)”


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 18, 2012

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