Parting Tweet: Why Is Joan Rivers Acting All Mean To Sofia Vergara?

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I think Sofia Vergara is hilarious and wonderful. And she's clearly incredibly attractive — but when she says she looks like a transsexual, it only makes her more endearing. Here's the quote:

“I did a movie called ‘Grilled’ with Ray Romano and Kevin James that went straight to video. I played a transsexual, a guy who had gone all the way with the operation to become a woman. I had a great time playing that character. I look like a transsexual anyway. I’m a woman, but I’m super-exaggerated with my boobs, my ass, my makeup, and my accent. When I get ready for an event, I always look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I look like a transvestite!’ I love it.”

Sofia's candor is both refreshing and quite amusing. So why is Joan Rivers attacking her with half-asked jabs? I'm pretty sure this is how comedy works: if someone makes a self-deprecating joke about herself, you can't go making that same exact joke and expect laughs.

Hmmpf. Well, at least I'm a joke scientist now.