• Joan Rivers likens Costco to Nazi Germany, gets kicked out of Costco (Video)

    Accompanied by a camera crew entourage, Joan Rivers took to the streets to protest Costco’s refusal to sell her book I Hate Everything…Starting With Me. KTLA reports that Rivers dramatically handcuffed herself to a shopping cart at a Costco in Burbank, CA, which seems a little misguided since those things have wheels and you normally push them with your hands. In addition to that stunt, Rivers brought a bullhorn, into which she vocalized her protest.

    So, why won’t Costco sell the comedy icon’s book? Allegedly, Costco won’t carry Rivers’ book because of two parody quotes on the back cover from Marie Antoinette and Wilt Chamberlain.

    “It’s about First Amendment rights,” Rivers argued. “Costco banned my book because of one word on the back cover. I feel like this is a country where the people should have the right to have the literature they want.”
    “This is the beginning of Nazi Germany,” Rivers announced, in all seriousness. Rivers left peacefully at the police’s request and says, regardless of the ban on her book, she will continue to be a loyal Costco customer. If you’re after a copy of Rivers’ book, try Amazon.com or a book store that doesn’t sell condoms in bulk. Check out the video for Rivers in action, courtesy of KTLA.

    Samantha Simon

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