Joan Rivers Backtracks: I DON’T Think Palestinians Deserve To Die! (VIDEO)

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By Shari Weiss


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Joan Rivers says a new videotaped rant in which she angrily said Palestinians deserve to die was taken out of context.


In the clip, the paparazzo points out the growing number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war, and Rivers exclaims in reply, “They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead.”

“Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that,” declares the comedienne, going on to say that “stupid” people put Hamas in control, and that the United States’ actions with the atomic bomb led to far more victims.

Rivers also points out that the Israeli military provides warning to the people in Gaza before firing on any given area, and says, “You don’t get out, then you know you’re an idiot. Then at least the ones that were killed were the ones with very low I.Qs.”

It’s clear from the video, however, the entire exchange was not posted online, and Rivers took to her Facebook page hours after to clarify her remarks.

The “Fashion Police” host says:

“I am both saddened and disappointed that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally taken out of context. What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, The United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The media, as usual, has decided to only quote the most out of context and inflammatory non sequitur rather than giving an accurate account of what my intentions were behind the statement. Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace. It is stupid and wrong and I am tired of bearing the brunt of attacks by people who want to sell newspapers or gain ratings by creating a scandal about me that is non-existent.”

As Gossip Cop has reported, Rivers has been outspoken about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for some time.

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