Animal rights group PETA arrived unannounced at a promotional event for Joan Rivers new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, held at Barnes and Noble in Times Square yesterday holding graphic posters.
One protester shouted out: “Why do you choose to wear fur when there are so many cruelty-free alternatives?”
At first she tries to appease the impassioned demonstrators, telling them, ‘You’re absolutely right; I’m on your side.’ Then becoming angry as the protesters continue Rivers shouts: “Oh shut up, you don’t know what the f**k you’re talking about,” she yelled.
Rivers has had a long standing feud with PETA and other animal rights groups since 1997 when she was attacked by someone who threw red pain over her 18 year old sable and ran off.
“Why don’t they go do something important? Don’t go after middle-aged, affluent, white women, who are just minding their own business. If an animal had to die to keep me warm for l8 years, it’s ok.”