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07/05/2014 01:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Joan Rivers Says Barack Obama Is Gay, Uses Trans Slur Against Michelle Obama

Joan Rivers took her "jokes" too far yet again this week, when she hurled a trans slur at the first lady, shortly after officiating a gay wedding at a book signing for "Diary of A Mad Diva."

Inquiring about the impromptu ceremony, an unidentified reporter asked controversial octogenarian when we will have a gay president, to which she replied, "We already have it with Obama, so let's just calm down."

She then goes on -- unprompted! -- to say "You know Michelle is a tranny." When the reporter attempts to clarify, she responds: "A transgender. We all know."

Click over to Vincent Paolo Villano's 2012 op-ed for The Advocate, should you need a reminder of why calling cisgender women trans (even without the use of slurs) "only furthers the marginalization of women and transgender people."

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