Joan Rivers Slams Selena Gomez for Speaking Out on Gaza — Read What She Said

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Joan Rivers voiced some harsh sentiments about Selena Gomez's controversial "Pray for Gaza" Instagram post in a recent interview with an Israeli news station. 

In July, Gomez took to social media to share a message about the crisis with followers. "It's about Humanity. Pray for Gaza," the picture read. "Please pray for those families and babies today," she wrote alongside the picture. "Please always remember what's important in life. It's not any of this. We are here to help, inspire and love. Be that change. #wearethenextgeneration."

Fans blasted the 22-year-old singer for the picture, so Gomez posted a second message to remind followers that she did not take sides on the issue. "I am praying for peace and humanity for all," she wrote. However, many still took offense to the comments -- including Rivers.

The 81-year-old Fashion Police co-host, born Joan Alexandra Molinsky to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City, told Israel's Channel 10 News how she felt about celebrities' seemingly pro-Palestinian comments. 

"Selena Gomez, who just came out of rehab, who I believe is not a college girl. Rihanna, who is beautiful and not the smartest bulb in the lamp -- they see pictures of (dead) children and they go crazy," Rivers said. "I think Israel should show pictures of dead puppies and these girls will turn right around."

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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