Joan Rivers insists that her walking out on a CNN interview aired on Saturday was not a publicity stunt to promote her new book Diary of a Mad Diva.
As ENTmania! reported, Rivers stormed out right in the middle of the interview after complaining that her interviewer Fredericka Whitfield was forcing her to go on a ‘defensive’ by asking her accusatory questions.
Now according to The Wrap, Rivers insisted hours after she walked out on the interview that Whitfield did not understand how to conduct an interview on comedy.
‘The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter…She did not seem to understand we were talking about a comedy book and not the transcripts from the Nuremburg Trial,’ Rivers said. ‘Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive.’
In fact during the interview, Rivers had told Whitfield point-blank before storming out, ‘You are not the one to interview a person who does humor. Sorry.’
As ENTmania! earlier reported, Rivers has also refused to apologize for calling Michelle Obama a ‘tranny’, insisting that she paid her a ‘compliment’.