Rambling, Disconcerted Quasi Comedian, Kathy Griffin, Declares Career Over
Embattled quasi comedian Kathy Griffin, 56 anni, says she is not afraid of President Donald Trump and plans to keep making fun of him, and claim she is sorry for her morbid descriptions of our President.
At a press conference Friday, Ms. Griffin declared her career is over and said President Trump “broke me.”
Since the video was posted Tuesday, she has lost her job co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special and had 5 comedy shows canceled.
Ms. Griffin asserted that she has been contacted by the Secret Service, said the Trumps’ are “trying to ruin my rights forever.”
White House officials did not respond to a request for comment.
Ms. Griffin says, “I’m not laying down for this guy, I’m going to keep making jokes about this guy.”
Republican Party spokesman Mike Reed said, “Kathy Griffin’s career was over long before she attempted to make a disgusting joke about decapitating the President,” Reed said. “What she did was wrong and President Trump and his Family have every right to condemn it.”
“Whether or not you get, or like, her artistic expression, in America, Kathy has the right to parody the president,” attorney Lisa Bloom said. “She never imagined it would be misinterpreted as a threat of violence against Trump.”
Backlash against Ms. Griffin has continued to grow.
So far this week 5 of her performances have been canceled.
Venues in New Jersey, New York, New Mexico and Pennsylvania canceled upcoming shows.
The Community Arts Theater in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, posted on its website that the show had been dropped “due to the recent controversy surrounding Kathy Griffin and the concern for the safety and security of our patrons and staff.”
US Senator Al Franken (D-MN) dis-invited Griffin from an event promoting his new book, “Giant of the Senate.”
“After hearing from many Minnesotans who were rightfully offended, I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be best for her not to participate in the event we had previously scheduled,” the Minnesota Democrat said Thursday, a day after he had said she was still welcome. “I understand why Minnesotans were upset by this, and I take that very seriously.”
He said what Griffin did “was inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere in our national discourse.”
An endorsement deal with Squatty Potty also ended.
Though Ms. Griffin apologized within hours of the images appearing online Tuesday, they were met with swift and widespread condemnation.
President Trump later tweeted that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself” for posting the images.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) Thursday called Ms. Griffin “disgusting” and said the photo was “completely outrageous.”
Kathy Griffin has faced controversies before for her abrasive humor, but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday’s images.
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