Too Soon, Joan Rivers: Comedienne’s Offensive Reference To Princess Diana
On Friday night’s British-themed episode of Fashion Police, Rivers went to town on the former Windsor-In-Law. Those across the pond were not please with what the 79-year-old had to say.
“If you ever want to go to Paris, fly don’t take the tunnel,” Rivers said while doling out unsolicited advice to the Duchess of Cambridge.
Diana passed away in August 1997 when her chauffered Mercedes crashed into a dividing column in the Pont de l’Ama tunnel in Paris, France. Many (present company included) still consider the topic of Diana’s death off-limits.
“There are plenty of other subjects to make fun about in a show about fashion,” Brit Andrew Henry told the Daily Star (Via ABC News). “But that was one step too far. Cruel, vicious and disgusting. Diana was also an icon across the globe. Her charity work was revered and her death was tragic.”
Naughty But Nice’s Rob Shuter defended his friend. “Joan is not one of those people that censors herself,” Shuter told ABC New. “If she thinks it’s funny, she’s going to say it.”
On a lighter note, Charles Spencer – Diana’s younger brother – and his third wife, Karen had a little girl last Monday. The Earl’s 7th child was born at the family’s Althorp home in Northamtonshire, according to the Daily Mail.
Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer, named after her aunt, is William and Harry’s newest cousin (Queen Elizabeth is Charles’ godmother). “She’s adorable – another feisty little Spencer girl,” Charles said of his newborn daughter. “We hadn’t settled on a first name before the birth, but Charlotte is a name we both loved, and it really suits her. We knew that as soon as we saw her. And, though it’s been 15 years since Diana died, I still miss her every day, and I very much wanted her commemorated in the naming of our daughter.’”