Sunday 19 November 2017

‘It should be called rolling in the deep fat chicken’ – Joan Rivers mocks Adele’s weight

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

COMEDIAN Joan Rivers has found herself in controversy after mocking singer Adele’s weight.

The legendary comedian has made several quips about Adele’s weight since meeting her at the Oscars over the weekend.

Rivers was appearing on the Letterman show when the controversy began.

Letterman described Adele as “a lovely woman”, prompting Rivers to puff out her cheeks and hold out her hands widely.

The audience that began to boo Rivers, before she responded: "What's her song? 'Rolling in the Deep'? She should add fried chicken."

She said she had met Adele before her performance at the ceremony, with the singer complaining of a sore throat leaving her unable to swallow.

Rivers puffed her hands out again and said: "Oh yeah, you can swallow, there's no question about that."

The controversial star attracted criticism when she tweeted shortly after the Oscars: “On Sunday night, you could easily pick Adele's Oscar statuette out of a lineup. It was the only one wearing Spanx.”

It’s not the first time Adele has been targeted by Rivers – shortly after the birth of her first son Rivers tweeted: “Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy."

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