Joan Rivers Compares Costco To 'Nazi Germany' To Protest Ban On Her Book: [ send to a friend ]
Police had to be called to a Los Angeles Costco after comedian Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart to protest the bulk retailer, which is not selling her latest book.
Costco has refused to sell the book, 'I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me', because of concerns over "offensive" material although it has spent more than six weeks on the The New York Times best-seller list.
Rivers signed copies of the publication for a crowd of eager fans as she set up shop outside the store and shouted: "Costco should not be like Nazi Germany. Next thing they'll be burning the Bible."
"Costco, who sells condoms by the pallet, who sells Paula Deen books -- which is not good for their customers' health -- they decided to ban my book. This is a First Amendment violation."
"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."
The store manager called police, who ended up escorting Rivers from the store, and she and her crew left without incident. But not before the comedian claimed she was not on Costco property, but on "Indian" property because the land had been stolen from the Indians.