LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – After a Joan Rivers Costco handcuffing erupted in Burbank Tuesday, someone called the police. But responding to the Costco – Rivers incident were two police forces: members of the Los Angeles Police and members of the Fashion Police.
Rivers handcuffed herself to a customer’s shopping cart at a Costco on Tuesday in Burbank. The feud erupted after she said that the store banned her book. The ready-to-go-viral media event was staged just days after WETV picked up Rivers’ reality show for a new season. A video cameras were ready to record Rivers’ tirade.
Costco banned Rivers’ book purportedly because of jokes that appeared on the back cover, so claims Rivers. Costco has yet to comment about the matter.
Rivers told news that her book fits the Costco brand. “This is a store that sells 300 rolls of toilet paper at the same time, and I say any customer that buys 300 rolls of toilet paper deserves a funny book to sit on the toilet and read.”
Rivers added “Costco, who sells condoms by the pallet, who sells Paula Deen books and — which is not good for their customers’ health — they decided to ban my book. This is a First Amendment violation.” Despite the trouble, Rivers says she will still shop Costco. “I have bought my condoms there and will continue to do so.”