Slate.com on Joan Rivers
Tumblr’s reaction to Joan Rivers’ passing has kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. Don’t mistake this as a defending of things she’s said in recent years because, as the above quote notes, she did push the absolute wrong boundaries in the later years of her career.
I dunno. I feel like most of us are too young to have been aware of her when she was doing extremely important things. And because of that, our only image of her is the one of a sad old lady making fun of Rihanna and Amy Winehouse and saying really obscene shit about Palestine.
The importance of her past certainly doesn’t excuse that. But it at least deserves to be acknowledged, I think.(via shutuptres)