Lisa Lampanelli may call herself the Queen of Mean, but Joan Rivers wrote the book on toxic humor.
River’s latest book offers up more of the same.
The comic memoir, Diary of a Mad Diva, takes aim at alleged “It Girl” Lena Dunham, and it isn’t pretty. Rivers mocks Dunham’s penchant for getting naked on her HBO series Girls as well as what she calls an inflated sense of self.
Rivers calls the HBO star the “first fat girl naked on the television,” saying that television viewers watch her show with “their hands over their eyes.” If Dunham is free enough to “have her fat ass on display,” she writes, why isn’t she “free enough to have a f-ing salad once in a while?”
Rivers adds that if she has to see Dunham’s “ass, boobs or tattoos” again, she wants HBO charged with crimes against humanity.
Rivers routinely offends people with her comedy but generally refuses to apologize after the fact.