Miss Piggy paid tribute to Joan Rivers despite their longstanding feud originating with their co-starring roles in 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan.
In a statement released after Joan Rivers’ death, Miss Piggy said: “Moi is deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and fellow legend, Joan Rivers.”
“From our first appearance together as battling make-up counter girls in <<The Muppets Take Manhattan>> to our recent appearances together on QVC (Joan called it <<The Thrilla in Manolos>>), we were always two of a kind. I will miss her. Can we talk? You bet we can, Joan! Forever and ever!”
Miss Piggy paid tribute to Joan Rivers despite their longstanding feud originating with their co-starring roles in 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan
Earlier this year, QVC posted a video documenting the feud between Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers.
Joan Rivers died on September 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she had been taken after losing consciousness during an outpatient surgery. She was 81.
Joan Rivers rose to prominence in a comedy world dominated by men, using Can we talk? as her catch phrase, which usually preceded a good-natured skewering.
Last month, the White House held a Women of Soul concert as part of the In Performance at the White House series featuring Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae and Ariana Grande.
Aretha Franklin avoided Patti LaBelle at the White House concert
Aretha Franklin entered the concert hall to a standing ovation. On her way to her seat, she passed Patti LaBelle. Patti LaBelle reached out her hand to the Queen of Soul and that hand was left high and dry. As Aretha Franklin hit Patti LaBelle with the side eye, she brushed past LaBelle and headed to her seat while still enjoying the adulation from the audience.
It’s been well known for quite some time that Aretha Franklin doesn’t care for Patti LaBelle – although no one’s really ever been able to figure out exactly why.