Joan Rivers gets cancelled from FOX over Sarah Palin comment

Rivers was scheduled to appear with daughter Melissa, 42, to promote her new show, “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” But the actress was cancelled after saying that network contributor Sarah Palin was “stupid and a threat.”

Rivers took to Twitter to express her contempt:

“While @melrivers and I were promoting our new @wetv reality show, I made a joke about Sarah Palin that was picked up by @TMZ.”

“As a result, our appearance on the Fox News Channel tomorrow morning has been cancelled.”

“DON’T PISS OFF SARAH PALIN. She’s apparently “very powerful,” and is obviously still smarting from the end of her reality show.”

“I was cancelled from Fox for saying Palin is “stupid and a threat”. Wait till I REALLY shock them with Aretha Franklin is a bit chubby!”

However, FOX immediately responded: “Due to the volume of news topics tomorrow morning and a full show, our booker mistakenly canceled Joan’s appearance instead of re-scheduling her for Friday’s show,” Lauren Petterson, executive producer of FOX and Friends, said. “We’re in the process of booking her on an upcoming show.”