Joan Rivers thinks Charlie Sheen is an ass! The outspoken comedian has this to say about Charlie: “When you have a child, darling, you’d better start setting an example. Childhood for you is over when you have a child. I find it outrageous to be carrying on like that…
I also think that when you get the gold ring you have an obligation. The old studio system made you have an obligation to live a clean life and be the example. What am I going to tell my grandson who watches Two and Half Men? I just think he’s awful,” as Joan opens up in the new Advocate interview.
In the interview, Rivers also swears that her new hit reality series, Joan Knows Best? is indeed real, and dishes on closeted actors, Sarah Palin’s gift to comedians, and her ladies’ night with Cher and Kathy Griffin.
On Her Recent Sarah Palin Controversy:
Yes. Thank you, thank you, God, for her sending that daughter who can’t dance to Dancing With the Stars. You wait for the Kate Gosselins of the world who don’t know the names of all their children. As a comedian you pray for things like this. Oh, yes! The only thing we’re being careful of is poor Zsa Zsa Gabor and her one leg. I have a great joke, but I just can’t do it yet. [Laughs] But, yes, you pray for things like that.
On Sticking By Her Statement That Gay Celebrities Stay Closted:
Yes. You are supposed to be a heartthrob, and you want the little teenage girls’ hearts to go pitter-patter. That’s what brings in the money. You know what? Let them stay in the closet and send a big check to AIDS research. Let them come out like Ricky Martin did, when you want to come out. However, if it isn’t going to affect your career and if you’re not the heartthrob, then shame on you for not coming out.
I think a lot of people would agree with Joan this time. Yes, one must set an example for your kids. Kids do what we do, not what we tell them to do. And more so as a celebrity, you have a much bigger obligation to set a good example because it’s not just about your kids, you have millions of fans who are looking up to you.
Joan does from time to time (not always) make sense ha?
Please visit Advocate.com to read the entire interview.
pictures are of Joan appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly in January