Kathy Griffin Photographer Offers No Apologies for Trump Picture
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 21:48
Pictured: Kathy Griffin on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles.
I will give her credit, though. Kramer of course tells Sally, and she introduces a new routine in which she attacks Jerry as being "the devil".
Until this week, the comedian had managed to make a living inciting career-threatening controversy, then artfully flipping it into another cheeky bit.
"I'm a comic", Griffin said. I moved the line, then I crossed it.
He added, "Now again, fortunately, we have freedom of speech [in the first amendment] and all art is generally protected by these things, but again, this was her first thought, 'Will you bail me out of jail?' You know, again, it wasn't, 'I don't want to do this because I might go to jail.' It was like, 'Well, I'm gonna do it and whatever happens, happens'".
The alleged comedian is now facing an intense backlash for a very disturbing photo shoot in which she hoists what looks like the severed head of President Trump.
The conservative right has been quick to chew Griffin out, and she's certainly put herself in a position to be, but it's hard not to wonder what leg these individuals have to stand on when they helped elect a man who has said vile things about POWs, mocked the disabled, proudly bragged about sexually assaulting women, and has been tellingly cagey when it comes to defending minorities.
That brazen attitude accompanied numerous personal and professional spats Griffin has incited with her foul-mouth and propensity for insult.
Since the release of the photo, Griffin has seen scheduled stand-up comedy gigs cancelled, and was sacked by CNN, where she hosted the New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper. And as you might imagine - the 11-year-old boy was traumatized by what he saw.
She was forced to return her paycheck to CNN, but the network still renewed her contract the following year.
But Griffin turned the reprimand into a joke, nicknaming the segment "Yank-watch 2011". "It's up to you, America".
CNN did not make clear whether it was cutting its New Year's Eve deal with Griffin for just the upcoming 2017 broadcast or for good.
Miss Griffin is no stranger to the cable news landscape. It doesn't get easier, but we can handle it' explained Lara. True fame seemed far-fetched.
I just read an article on the CNN website penned by SE Cupp titled: Kathy Griffin's unforgivable message to America and the world.
'I got no comment.
"Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List", premiered in 2005 and ran for six seasons. "Gonna ask the photographer to take down the image", she said. It chronicled her father's death, her mother's grief and Griffin's divorce.
"'D-List' showed that I'm not this awful, scary person", Griffin told USA Today.
She went on to win two Emmy's for the show, but even her accolades came with controversy.
Shields also said he had spoken to Griffin after the image made national news, but didn't indicate what they spoke about. "This award is my god now". Her remarks were therefore edited.
A few years before that, Griffin was sacked from her gig as host of red-carpet coverage for E! Although SE Cupp complained that the comedian's image brought to mind other gruesome events, that is something Cupp needs to deal with in therapy instead of puritanical prose created to promote her prime time show.
"It takes a real man to pick on an 11 year old".