Joan Rivers removed from Costco after protesting

Joan Rivers removed from Costco after protesting

Comedian Joan Rivers has never had a problem expressing her opinions, however controversial they may be, and the TV personality made it known Tuesday that Costco was her latest target.

Police were called to a Costco store in a Los Angeles suburb after Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart to protest the store, which is not selling her latest book.

The 79-year-old “Fashion Police” host was being filmed by a camera crew Tuesday as she complained that the store in Burbank, Calif., had refused to carry her book, “I Hate Everything… Starting With Me.” No criminal action [was taken]. Sources say she had an entourage with her, including a camera crew and it appeared to be a staged event.

Rivers’ book “I Hate Everything … Starting With Me,” was released in June and contains expletives and racy language.

“My book has been banned from Costco,” Rivers told KABC Television, via phone. “On the back I have two [fake] quotes, one from Marie Antoinette, ‘Let her eat (expletive),’ and the other from Wilt Chamberlain, ‘Even If I were alive, I wouldn’t (expletive) her.’ Costco, who sells condoms by the pallet, Paula Deen books, not good for health … decided to ban my book.”