Joan Rivers Kidnapping Joke Controversy: Too Far?

Joan Rivers Kidnapping Joke Controversy: Too Far?

Joan Rivers is recently embroiled in a controversy for a joke she made on the “Today” show about the women who were held captive in Cleveland. Access Hollywood Live’s “Plugged In” panelists – Holly Robinson Peete and Funny or Die’s Bryan Safi – discuss Joan’s joke and her refusal to apologize. Does comedy get a pass? Plus, following the accusations of sex abuse against Bryan Singer, Holly and Bryan Safi discuss how prevalent the “casting couch” is in Hollywood.

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It's just not foychbility I like raunchy funny naughty.ñiñi Definitely a double stand aivrmentd I think were you mentioning it earlier. I think it's on brand for Joan rivers. I think like that is sort of -- I agree. I think this was I never really think joke cross the line. This one certainly did. I do like though and I know this sound awful but I do like that she's not apologizing for it. If you are going to say something like that you better stand behind it she certainly is. Why. W3ñr why. She apologies for anything. No. I don't think she does that's her brand. Maybe she is on a quest to make nothing offensive. To live in a world where No before. A lieutenant of comedian try to do that. Remember when Gilbert got fired for say something about the Japanese tsunami victims. Got first for being'y duck. That was something where comedian were standing behind him. Wait he's a comedian. Way too soon the next day after the tsunami. Really bad I do think she should say -- that's my brand but if I offended these women having to relive this moment I think she should. It They need to give her a pity laugh at that moment. Ck a lot of people think the funniest man on the planet I may one very, very funny but he does this thing we should but maybe. Have you seen this. We should then he says take care of our war veteran then goes where is he going with this. No. No. But maybe and he guess a little further with it and it's funny. (yyrñrñr in context. Fit wasn'tçóñr it would be very offensive. How about her launching theñrñr lead balloon live on the today show. I know. Wasn't like she did it when they co-ed it it. Z4 -as a live boy. And different story think also when talking about celebrity that is kind of fair game like it or not. Want to be. You were saying these are victims. These are victims. Go back and see the today show. I know. That was painful. I was like oh, Sitting on the couch writ now. Yes. Holly have you ever sat on a couch in front of a director producer some kindñrñr of Hollywood heavy weight who was a little less than morale. I have not had a casting situation but in another era I wanted to be a sinker and I was in ard rowing studio and there was a producer who basically said if you want said if you want to be a sinker, you got to give me something. Reporter: Really. How old are you. Maybe 20, 22. Something likeñrñr that. I a little think -- 21 jump street and I wanted to be a sinker and the guy was very clear about, if we do this I will help you. How far did you go? I'm kidding. Wait. Show some shoulder. Reporter: He was that forward. Wow! He was seriouslyñrñr very straight up and I think I kind of in hindsight appreciate it. Gave me a chance to run for my life. This is wrong to say but if somebody did it for me I would take it a compliment. Me really? That's awful but but funny thereforeñiñr works. The Brian singer stuff and is that where we are goingism the Brian singer yes Brian singer director of X men. Usual suspect aforementioned this guy was said he was a minor at the time. Michael Egan and that he was assaulted by Brian. People deny it but whole ring of this and beingñiñr Ith young boy. What shocked me about this. Ñrñr first of all it's a horrible story fanned it's true it's really discan you rememberreally can you disremembering and really sad that anyone against their will or do something they didn't want to. What is interesting about this is this happens I think every day in Hollywood to women and I think that this is really being almost it should be scanize. Over scanize because it's men being put in this situation and I think thatñiái$ something people can't handle. This has been happening. Against women all the time. Also Hollywood. Happening to men for years too. Yes maybe. For many yearsñrñr andñiñr I think we are having a conversation happening to men is something that isbm%tvr'g my attention because I feel lining that's something we don't talk about. Reporter: Levrming sex or power. Menñiñr in control getting it. Reporter: Probably not the only industry. Hollywood is ripe but I wouldñiñr imagine other markets. Best Buy. Yes. Reporter: Best by you want to move up to electronic. I tell what not an easy thing. Çóñr right now you are handing out fliers. Believe me we would love to get in invitation to pool party where somebody wanted M tow take off a shirt. Ñiñr maybe in yorba lindañrñr or something like that. Have you heard of the parties. I have heard about these parties but I have never been invited. I'm too square. Not I need toñiñr get alter-ego liseyñr dino. Eyes wide shut type parties. Make something up. I have never beenñiñrñrñr I never get invited. Reporter: What did you hear. Ñrñr I heard people walk aroundñrñr farm animal and all kind of stuff. No. Reporter: What party. What party sthaichlt cocktail what the heck just happened? Fichlt still to come. The obsession with thin. Serious topic with miss Lawrence. The epidemic of anorexiañrñrñrñr.uñ as life choice coming I have a 24-year-old patient