UPDATE: On a personal note, I am appalled at the tweets I'm getting mocking Joan Rivers' condition and wishing her dead because they were offended by her humor re: Gaza. Or because of her serial cosmetic surgery.
If you disagree with someone, no problem. Hate them even. But to respond to her health crisis with tasteless jokes and vicious comments? Grow up and show some respect and common decency. She's a human being who is suffering right now. Her family is going through a real scare.
I'm being called an "apologist" for feeling this way. Show me where I apologized for anything or anyone. I am calling for civility, not agreement. That's pretty obvious to anyone with the ability to read my words and process them.
Nothing justifies responding to a comedian's jokes, even tasteless ones-- or her physical appearance-- with insensitive, nasty, infantile bile that celebrate her pain and even possible demise. Nothing.
UPDATE: MSNBC calls her condition "stable but critical," mainly due to her age. They're still calling her "stable," and sound very optimistic.
Joan Rivers, 81, was reported to be in critical condition.But now HollywoodLife.com is updating:
UPDATE: E!’s Ken Baker announced on Live From E! that Joan is in stable condition.
Joan Rivers has been rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on Thursday.
Rivers, 81, was at a New York City clinic for a throat procedure on her vocal cords when the complications occurred, reports TMZ.
NBC adds more, including an overview of her amazing career. She works constantly, including a reality show and regular stints on the Emmys and QVC.
In interviews throughout the last decade, Rivers said she had no intention of slowing down.
"I'll only stop the day I die," she told the Las Vegas Sun in 2007
Not yet, please. Thinking all good thoughts.