Famous comedienne, Joan Rivers chained herself to a cart in a Cotsco store to protest against the retailer’s decision not to publish her latest book. The “Fashion Police” host wrote “I Hate Everything… Starting With Me”, but the book was not as well-received by retailers as she had hoped, says the Associated Press.
Just as she is not afraid of making poignant remarks about celebrities, Joan Rivers is not ashamed of chaining herself to a cart in sign of protest. On Tuesday evening, the comedienne went to a Cotsco store in Burbank, California and protested against the retailer’s decision not to sell her new book, “I Hate Everything… Starting With Me”.
Without speaking to anyone, the television personality went in the Burbank, California store and tied herself to a cart. Those who were working in the store had a slow reaction to the entire situation because they didn’t realize at first what was going on. As soon as they understood that Joan Rivers was filming the protest, they asked her to leave the store. The “Fashion Police” host didn’t take their request into consideration, so the store manager was forced to call the police.
It is believed that Joan Rivers was actually trying to draw more publicity on her book because she was surrounded by a camera crew. At the time when police officers arrived, she was explaining to the camera why she chose to protest against Cotsco. Authorities escorted her out of the building, but Burbank city spokesman Drew Sugars reassured the press that the “Fashion Police” host was not cited or arrested. Moreover, the store did not file any complaint against her until now.
The book maintains the same ironic style that has made Joan Rivers one of the most appreciated, but also controversial television people in Hollywood. According to her, “I Hate Everything… Starting With Me” is a collection of amusing observations about the situations and persons that usually bother Rivers.