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Joan Rivers Removed By Police After Protest At COSTCO – You Go Ole Girl!

There was no lame kiss-in for Joan Rivers who really knows how to protest old school.

Today Joan handcuffed herself to a Costco shopping cart in protest that the warehouse discount giant has banned her new book due to what it considered foul language on its book jacket Rivers’ book, I Hate Everyone (Including Me), has topped the New York Times bestsellers list for several weeks.

Police were called to remove Rivers from the premises.

“Costco, who sells condoms by the pallet, who sells Paula Dean books and – which is not good for their customers’ health – they decided to ban my book,” the 79-year-old Rivers said. “This is a First Amendment violation. You’re banning a book because it says a funny quote by Marie Antoinette? Where is this going to lead us to? “This is a store that sells 300 rolls of toilet paper at the same time, and I say any customer that buys 300 rolls of toilet paper deserves a funny book to sit on the toilet and read.

It is awesome yet admittedly a bit depressing that an 80-year-old Jewish comedian knows how to protest and get some publicity better than the LGBT Community.

Maybe we should ask Joan to run our next protest at Chick-fil-A?

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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