Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Joke

Joan Rivers Won't Apologize For Ohio Kidnapping Victims Joke

Queen of tasteless jokes Joan Rivers has outdone herself, comparing accommodations in her daughter's guest room to those the Cleveland women kidnapped by Ariel Castro experienced when they were held captive and raped for 10 years.

Rivers' remarks on the "Today" show on April 22, that "those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space" than when she was staying with her daughter, have unsurprisingly offended the kidnapped victims Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, whose lawyers want an apology from the 80-year-old "Fashion Police" co-host.

But Rivers, being who she is, refuses to apologize under the guise that it's comedy:

"I'm a comedienne. I know what those girls went through. It was a little, stupid joke," she said in an interview with local Cleveland paper The Plain Dealer. "There is nothing to apologize for. I made a joke. That's what I do. Calm down. Calm f--king down. I'm a comedienne. They're free, so let's move on.''

And after insisting that the newspaper stop writing about her "stupidity'' and shift the focus toward government leaders, Rivers went on to emphasize her lack of sensitivity. "They got to live rent free for more than a decade," she told TMZ.

Again, Rivers told TMZ she will not apologize for her remarks. "One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They're okay," she said. "I bet you within 3 years one of them will be on 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

You stay classy, Joan Rivers.

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