Joan Rivers Japan Jokes. Joan Rivers is defending Gilbert Gottfried for his Japan jokes relating to the disaster. The country was hit with a 9.0 earthquake last week that triggered a tsunami and a possible meltdown of a nuclear power plant.
“Oh come on people-this is just outrageous! Gilbert Gottfried was FIRED from Aflac for making jokes about the tsunami in Japan,” Joan Rivers said on Twitter. “That’s what comedians do!!! We react to tragedy by making jokes to help people in tough times feel better through laughter.”
She’s not the only one on Gottfried’s side. Howard Stern blasted AFLAC this morning for firing the comedian. Stern noted that Gottfried has “made fun of every disaster that has ever happened. … There’s no reason to be fired.”
Meanwhile, good news for Joan today: WE has renewed her reality show with daughter Melissa, Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? The new season will feature 10 one-hour episodes slated to premiere in January 2012.
“We’re so excited about Season 2,” said Melissa in a statement. “We’re jumping up and down for joy and the bickering has already begun.”
“I know that Melissa worships me,” said Joan in the release. “Because every time I walk into a room, she says ‘Oh God’….”
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