Joan Rivers blasted for fat jokes, Holocaust jokes

Joan Rivers arrives for "Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday.
Joan Rivers arrives for "Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday.Donna Ward / Getty Images Contributor / Today

Singer Adele took home an Oscar in the best original song category Sunday night, but she also had to listen to host Seth MacFarlane joke about her weight. The jokes aren't over: On Wednesday night's "Late Night With David Letterman," comedian Joan Rivers poked fun at the singer's size as well.

"I met Adele! Has she been on the show?" Rivers asked Letterman, puffing out her cheeks and holding her arms far away from her body. When the audience booed, Rivers snapped, "Oh no! No! She's thin! Can we just talk to each other here?"

"What is her song, 'Rolling in the Deep'? She should add, 'Fried Chicken,'" Rivers cracked.

Rivers went on to say that Adele expressed concern about her live Oscars performance, saying, "My throat, my throat! I don't know if I can swallow."

"And I said, 'Oh yeah, you can swallow,'" Rivers said, again holding her arms out to indicate a large person.

Rivers is also being called upon by the Anti-Defamation League to apologize for a "vulgar and hideous" Holocaust joke she made about German-born model Heidi Klum.

On the E! show "Fashion Police" Monday, Rivers said, "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens."

The ADL says in a press release that  the segment has been shown at least four times on the network and appeared briefly on YouTube.

"It is vulgar and offensive for anybody to use the death of six million Jews and millions of others in the Holocaust to make a joke, but this is especially true for someone who is Jewish and who proudly and publicly wears her Jewishness on her sleeve," the ADL said of Rivers.

At press time, "Fashion Police" had not responded to a request for comment.

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