Joan Rivers is a great comedian but sometimes her jokes miss the mark.
The 79-year-old mother-of-one is catching heat for making nasty fat jokes about respected British singer Adele during a guest appearance on Tuesday night’s Late Show with David Letterman.
Referring to Adele’s song “Rolling in the Deep”, Rivers said the new mom should change the lyrics to her hit song to “rolling in the deep fried chicken.”
UPDATE: Rivers apologizes in a statement to Entertainment Tonight — but only for the offensive remark she made about the Holocaust.
UPDATE: The comedian also came under fire regarding some quips she made about the holocaust in association with Heidi Klum’s Oscars event dress on Monday’s E!’s Fashion Police. Joking of Klum’s skin-baring gown, she said, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.”
Rivers released a statement to ET on Thursday in defense of that comment, saying, “My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz and I can assure you that I have always made it a point to remind people of the holocaust through humor.”
When asked if she met the Grammy winning singer at the Oscars, Rivers quipped, “We got along.” She recalled Adele worrying about singing her hit “Skyfall” at the Oscars. “My throat, my throat; I don’t know if I can swallow,” Rivers quoted Adele. Rivers then spread her hands wide apart and said, “Oh, yeah, you can swallow.”
Watch the distasteful video below.