Fresh off the plane at LAX Airport, Joan Rivers was pulled aside for a quick interview with the TMZ crew. When asked about her thoughts on the current crisis in Gaza, Rivers responded with a powerful rant defending Israel. She also referred to the Hamas terror tunnels.

“If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out. I am so bored. [If] we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey, so I don’t want to hear anymore, ‘Oh, we’ll do a partial truce.’ And Palestinians, you cannot throw rockets and expect people not to defend themselves.”

Rivers didn’t refrain from conveying her dissatisfaction with how the media is handling the situation either.


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“And BBC should be ashamed of themselves, and CNN should be ashamed of themselves, and everybody stop it already!”

When TMZ mentioned Selena Gomez and her tweet in favor of Gaza, Rivers responded with sarcasm. Naturally.

“Oh, Selena Gomez. Oh, yeah, that college grad. Oh, well if Selena said that… Tell her that, let’s see if she can spell the word, ‘Palestinian’ “

It’s refreshing to see a Hollywood actress express her thoughts freely, without fear of judgment. On the flip side, it’s sad how this honest approach on controversial matters has become so uncommon in today’s society.


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