Some people just can’t get enough of the limelight, and they will go to absurd lengths, performing inexcusable mental and semantic gymnastics in order to maintain their fame.
Kathy Griffin is just such a person, and her entire career is living proof of that.
When Griffin first began her career as a standup comedian, she had some mild success by catering to the “alternative” crowd – a segregated cult of comedy fans that leftist performers would pander to by espousing certain social and legal issues in their work. Margaret Cho is another such comedienne, with both women having taken a back seat in their chosen career as of late.
As Griffin’s time began to run out on the standup circuit, the quirky comedienne turned to a self-deprecating television show on the E! network that was appropriately titled “My Life on The D-List”. It seems that Griffin is no dummy, and her breaking of the 4th wall is yet another defense mechanism to distract us from her outdated material.
Now, some 7 years after Griffin’s television program was canceled, the once-famous comedian needed a jump back into the spotlight. This is what we got:
The nation was livid. Not only were republicans completely flummoxed that a comedienne had created a photorealistic depiction of their assassinated President, but some democrats were also made uneasy by the ridiculous stunt.
Of course, this also led Griffin to some well-warranted attention from the Secret Service…something that she now claims was “harassment”. Now, a year after the ugly photo shoot tanked Griffin’s entire character, the comedienne has returned to television to double down on her dissing of The Donald.
Monday on ABC’s “The View,” comedian Kathy Griffin said she is taking back her apology for a controversial photo of her holding a bloody head representing Trump.
Griffin said, “By the way I take the apology back. F*ck him.”
Co-host Sara Haines reacted by saying, “OK, we are going to need to ding that bell if that happens again Kathy.”
Griffin continued, “And Don, Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape. I’m not holding back on this family. This president is different and I have been through the mill and so now I’m back on the road. I sold out Carnegie Hall in less than 24 hours.”
She continued, “I mean, I’m not kidding. I’ve performed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two places Trump has never been and can’t find on a map. And so of course with my connection with the military I thought of literally Daniel Pearl’s mother and so I thought, OK, obviously not very many people literally witnessed that horrendous event but when I thought of her I thought, OK, apologize. And then when I found out that I was really just kind of part of the Trump wood chipper which Michelle Wolf is in now and, you know, I didn’t know they had this apparatus already set up before my silly picture of a $5 halloween mask and ketchup and wanted to make a statement about what a misogynist he is.”
What’s worse: Griffin went on to compare her decapitated Trump stunt to making jokes about Monica Lewinsky’s infamous dress, claiming that her First Amendment rights have been violated for the former, but that the latter was equally as taboo.