Wisconsin State Journal
Joan can talk about survivorhood
January 6, 1991
A. Absolutely not. Humor is the most wonderful thing we have. Bette is wrong â€” what she said is ridiculous. Everyone is fair game. The only thing I do not joke about is AIDS, because the public isn’t ready to laugh at that. Anything about
violence â€” like child abuse â€” I won’t touch.
Q. So you think all your Elizabeth Taylor fat jokes a while back like the one about how she puts mayonnaise on her aspirin tablets â€” you think that led her to her dramatic weight loss?
A. Oh, absolutely! Most of my celebrity friends love my jokes, like Cher for example. When I stopped talking about her in my act, she would get mad and insist that I put them back in!