Joan Rivers Defends Alec Baldwin By Hurling Anti-Gay, Racist, Ethnic Slurs

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TMZ’s cameras caught Alec Baldwin allegedly calling a paparazzo a “cocksucking fag,” so it’s only appropriate the gossip show snagged an streetside interview with Joan Rivers, in which she defends Baldwin by hurling more slurs than the volatile actor could imagine.

Rivers, 80, said the incident, which seemingly cost Baldwin his MSNBC show, has been blown out of proportion: “Everybody just relax,” the iconic comic declared outside Canter’s Deli in L.A. “Everybody’s either a wop, a nigger, a kike, a chink, a fairy, a mic… Everybody’s something, so why don’t we all just calm down?”

Sure, Joan. And you’re really helping that effort, aren’t you?

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