Joan Rivers compares Costco to Nazis; chains herself to a shopping cart


Joan Rivers blasted retailer Costco following her protest at a Burbank, Calif. store on Tuesday night, likening the company to the Nazi party for not carrying her new book “I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me.”

Rivers caused a commotion at the Burbank Costco by chaining herself to a shopping cart and ranting into a bullhorn. Burbank police were called to the scene, and Rivers eventually left.

After the protest, Rivers – who says that Costco refuses to carry her book because of a vulgarity on the back cover – told TV station KTLA that the company’s decision was akin to “the beginning of Nazi Germany.”

“It’s about First Amendment rights,” the 79-year-old Rivers insisted. “Costco banned my book because of one word on the back cover. I feel this is a country where people should have the right to have the literature they want. This is the beginning of Nazi Germany.”