Joan Rivers Storms Out Of CNN Interview (WATCH)

By ALEX UNGERMAN

July 06, 2014

Joan Rivers was on CNN promoting her new book "Diary of a Mad Diva," when things took an awkward turn.

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield pressed Joan on some of her controversial jokes, as well as the fur she wears on the cover of "Mad Diva," when Joan began scolding the anchor before storming out of the interview.

"I've made people laugh for 50 years, I am put on Earth to make people laugh," said a visibly upset Joan, adding, "My book is funny. I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago, I work for animal rights."

"You are not the one to interview a person who does humor. Sorry."

UPDATE: Joan Rivers offered the following statement to ET regarding the incident: "I do not do, and never have done, PR "stunts." The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter. She did not seem to understand we were talking about a comedy book and not the transcripts from the Nuremberg Trial. Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive. She seemed to miss the point that "Diary of a Mad Diva" is simply a very funny book and as Winston Churchill said, if you can make one person laugh, even for a minute, it's like giving them a little vacation."

Do you think Joan overreacted? WATCH the video above.



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