As one of the first (and possibly funniest) female comedians, Joan Rivers is usually a good litmus test to see who is and isn’t a respectable funny lady. So of course, it turns out Joan kind of totally hates Chelsea Handler because she feels like Chelsea basically just slept her way to the middle. RadarOnline reports:
“Number one, the girl made it on her back f**king the president, we all know that, of the network. Number two, she’s fine, she’s ordinary. She’s not a genius,” Joan told Howard, referring to Chelsea’s past relationship with E! President Ted Harbert. “She’s an ordinary girl that was f**king somebody high up in the industry and they gave her a break and she’s doing okay.” Rewind to Chelsea’s appearance on Howard’s show the day before when the 36-year-old said, “Joan Rivers? What the f**k do I care about Joan Rivers? I don’t think about her ever.”
According to Joan, the discord began at a network event in which she claims Chelsea ignored her efforts to say hello and was outrightly rude — but Chelsea claims it’s Joan who started it. “Joan Rivers gets up and she’s like, I’d like to thank Chelsea Handler for giving me a career in comedy (mock laughing), and congratulations on your stage Chelsea because I don’t even have a dressing room,” Chelsea explained to Howard. “And I’m like, f**k off!” Joan, 78, slammed back saying, “Who the f**k do you think you are? “Whatever she is, she’s a drunk. I don’t wish her good luck, I don’t wish her bad luck,” Joan said. “I don’t think she’s particularly funny. But don’t you come after me, you wh*re!”
A little advice to Chelsea on this one: You might want to lay low right now. This is Joan Rivers you’ve pissed off here. She can go atomic bomb on a bitch just because she can. She’s got years of clout. She was on Johnny Carson. You were on your producers. And by “on your producers” I mean “reverse cowgirl”. You might want to sit this battle out before she turns you into ash.