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Melissa Rivers Brushes Off Joan Rivers’ Oscars’ In Memoriam Snub

Melissa Rivers Brushes Off Joan Rivers’ Oscars’ In Memoriam Snub

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Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa has brushed off the omission of her late mom from the Oscars’ In Memoriam tribute on Sunday, insisting she is focusing on the outpouring of support from fans and friends instead.

The veteran comedian, who died in September, was notably absent from the tribute, prompting fans and celebrity friends alike to express their disappointment online.

On Monday, a representative for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defended the producers’ decision to omit Rivers, blaming time constraints for the snub.

Hours after a rep released the statement, Melissa responded with a statement of her own on Facebook. It read: “It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season, but (son) Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with support and love over my mom’s passing and we choose to focus on that.”

In addition to being a comedy icon, Rivers was a staple on the red carpet during awards shows, known for her often cutting commentary on stars’ fashion choices.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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