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Joan Rivers ‘deserves to die’

August 29, 2014

In Rogue

The media was in an uproar Thursday over the medical complications of 81-year-old E! host, Joan Rivers. She stopped breathing, they said. She was in critical condition, they reported dutifully. Poor Joan, a beacon of light and grandeur–or so read the carefully selected tweets featured in the article about it on E!’s website.QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style Event

Aside from the ridiculous tendency of Americans and other citizens of the world to follow celebrity news and drama with baited breath, and Joan Rivers’ clear lack of A-list standing in Hollywood, the woman deserves no sympathy.

I don’t care how many people watch her show or how high her ratings may be. Rivers has built a career by eviscerating and when deemed appropriate, flattering people for their looks. “Oh, but it doesn’t matter! They’re celebrities! They knew what they were getting into when they chased the fame.”

They might have known, and perhaps that’s what they get. But…

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