Is the Canonization of Joan Rivers after her death justified?

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  1. tired

    tired Well-Known Member

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    I mean the media has turned her in to a Saint. Saint Joan. Just seems a little overkill. What do you guys think on this peculiar apparent Canonization by the media and celebrities alike?
     
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    I think it's fitting. I also think since St. Joan is obviously taken, Ms. Rivers should be known as Saint Cunt.
     
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    The media needs something to talk about.
     
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    She was a good mother, a groundbreaking comic and had an epic run. How exactly should she be remembered?
    One tough broad. A+
     
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    Melissa seems like a cunt.
     
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    She seems like a good mom she really loved that Melissa and cooper
     
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    i personally always loved Joan. I thought sometimes she was a sort of sad case. What happened to the plastic surgery jokes everyone told about her? her despicable words about the Palestinian babies? Her back dooring johnny? her firing her husband and his suicide?
     
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    Every single one of us will have highs and lows. All of us will end up dead. Most of us will regret some things and I think the majority of us will have been reasonably good people who just loved, lost and made the best of things. Joan's no different.
     
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    Yeah, they should honor her the way she lived and think up the nastiest think they can think about the old whore.
     
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    She paved the way for the broads! Now, thanks to her, only women will be allowed to have "balls" and say whatever they want. Preferably black, hispanic, asian, and middle eastern broads!!!
     
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    How is Joan responsible for that? Go ahead...explain that to me.
     
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    She, inadvertently, paved the way for the female comic and female voice to come to the forefront in American Culture. It's not her fault that this just happened to coincide with the PC atmosphere we are living in today. She could have said whatever she wanted to about any divisive issue in this country and it was just "Joan being Joan" and now a million, way less talented, loopy cunts get to benefit from that.
     
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    You can't blame Joan for everyone turning into pussies and pretending every loopy cunt is funny. I can't believe I'm doing this, but in this case I have to point out that 99.9% of male comics aren't funny either....they just had the market cornered. To say Joan is somehow responsible for that is silly. You know that. She worked her fucking ass off for decades and got shit all over the whole time. That takes huge balls despite what you think of the current situation.
     
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    THING ABOUT JOAN AND THIS IS proved just like stern they can insult and humiliate anybody they feel like but they are off limits themselves.
     
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    Just few months ago they were shitting on her for making that tranny comment.
     
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    Maybe the reason "99.9% of comics now aren't funny" is because of this current PC atmosphere (can you imagine a young George Carlin now?).
    Nothing against Joan, she was truly a ground breaker. I can't imagine the balls it must have taken for her to start her career in the 1950's where women were the punchline of just about every established comedians jokes. She made her bones the hard way. The pinnacle of her career, IMO, was Guest Hosting the Tonight Show as many times as she did.
    My criticism is that what Joan eventually ended up benefiting from is essentially the same atmosphere of contempt and disgust that she emerged from.
     
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    I don't think what Joan had to work through being a female comic in the 60s and 70s in any way equals Joan making fun of moronic celebutards. She was shit on for being a female comic....she shit on people who deserved it for being vapid idiots.
     
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    I think she'd just had enough of it after 50 odd years. She probably thought she'd earned a little more respect after all those decades of struggle.
    Howard's career is just dumb luck..he had no right at all to think he's off limits. He's in the exact same category as Robin. Right place, right time, dumb luck.
     
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