One Photo Ends Career of US Comedian who Claims Death Threats
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 3:59
"He picked me, I'm the easiest target", she continued.
The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humor, but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday's images.
More recently she struck a more defensive chord during a news conference saying, "We all know what's going on here".
"I was so ugly that the other kids would just look at me and bark", Griffin said.
He said what Griffin did "was inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere in our national discourse".
This is the same crowd who found it amusing when an Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at George W. Bush during a televised press conference in Baghdad. Griffin said she is the subject of a Secret Service investigation, but did not provide any further information about the inquiry or if she was cooperating.
She said that the photo was meant to mock Trump's comments during the presidential campaign, when he said that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her - wherever" when she moderated a presidential debate in 2015.
However, her apology and subsequent press conference weren't enough to stop the repercussions as Griffin soon lost an annual gig at CNN and a spokesperson role for Squatty Potty.
Sen. Al Franken also dis-invited Griffin from an event promoting his new book, "Giant of the Senate". "Ted Nugent threatened to kill a president, he got invited to the White House", he said.
A few days ago, the zany button-pusher, whose television credits include memorable appearances on Seinfeld, made an ill-advised career decision by doing a grotesque stunt with a decapitated image of President Donald Trump.
But the comedian's live shows have been canceled across the country, including appearances in New Mexico, New Jersey, Nevada and NY.