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12,000 want Joan Rivers show banned in Gaza row

‘MORE than 12,000 people have signed a petition to stop Joan Rivers performing in Nottingham after her remarks about the Israeli-Gaza crisis.

The performer courted controversy last week when a reporter asked for her thoughts on the Palestinian death toll.

Ms Rivers said: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima. Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it.

“They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.

“They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs.”

A petition on change.org has now gathered 12,661 signatures, urging concert organisers to cancel all her upcoming UK tour dates including a date at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Monday, October 20.

The venue’s managing director, Robert Sanderson, told the Post: “Our contract is not with Joan Rivers but with the company promoting her tour in the UK, Pete Wilson @ 3A. Whatever our personal opinion, we have no legal grounds as things stand for terminating our contract with the company promoting the show.” ‘

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