Comedian and TV host Adam Hills has launched a blistering attack on Joan Rivers for making negative comments about singer Adele's weight.
Speaking on his weekly television show The Last Leg which aired in the United Kingdom last night, the former Spicks and Specks host condemned the US comedienne's recent comments on late-night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman.
"If you make fat jokes about Adele, you're being a d---," Hill said.
"And I'm referring to you, Joan Rivers."
"Adele is one of the very few women in pop music I want my daughter to look up to and you're making jokes about the way she looks when you're so insecure about your own face you've spent more money on it than the producers of Life of Pi spent on that tiger."
"Get a plastic surgeon to manufacture yourself a new soul."
The rant was out of character for Hills, a comedian known for his friendly nature and non-confrontational comedic style.
Rivers has faced widespread criticism for her appearance on the talk show, where she described meeting Adele at the Oscars and made unflattering comments about the singer's size.
"What is her song? Rolling In the Deep? She should add fried chicken," the 79-year-old joked.
Rivers has also faced strong criticism for a joke made earlier in the week about German supermodel Heidi Klum.
"The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens," Rivers, who is Jewish, joked.
Despite the backlash, Rivers has so far refused to apologise.
Source: The Last Leg
Author: Sylvia Varnham O'Regan, Approving editor: Nick Pearson