Watch Adam Hills Tear Into Joan Rivers For Her Remarks About Adele's Weight
Responding to someone's insults by hurling insults back may be a bit hypocritical, but if you can dish it out, you should be able to take it. And that may apply to Joan Rivers, who had a lot to say (and gesture) to David Letterman about her interactions with Adele at the Oscars. In response, Australian comedian and talk show host Adam Hills laid into Rivers on his British TV series The Last Leg for her personal attacks on Adele, calling Rivers a dick and defending Adele for being a good role model.
Rivers wasn't shy about poking fun of the British singer's weight when she visited The Late Show, gesturing that the singer was big and joking that she's rolling in the deep fried chicken. Calling it like she sees it has always been part of Rivers' schtick, but in the case of her comments toward the "Skyfall" singer, she's rubbed some people the wrong way, including Adam Hills, who responded to Rivers' comments on his show with a big "fuck you!" and calling her a dick.
How dare you make fun of one of the best female role models on the planet for the way she looks. Adele is one of the very few women in pop music that I want my daughter to look up to, and you're making jokes about the way she looks, when you're so insecure with your own face, you've spent more money on it than the producers of Life of Pi spent on that tiger!
Hills comes close to bordering on hypocrisy by referencing Rivers' plastic surgery, but he keeps the focus on mixing humor with outrage in this fast-spoken rant, coming to Adele's defense and pointing out that she's actually a positive role model for young people, particularly by comparison to other female pop stars. And he gets plenty of laughs doing it. He's also getting a lot of attention. The video has already passed the one-million-view mark at YouTube since it was uploaded on March 1.