Kathy Griffin continued blaming the President for ruining her career over an ill-advised stunt featuring her holding a replica of Trump’s severed bloody head.
The stunt was widely criticized when it came to light in 2017, with Griffin posting the graphic and shocking image as if it would be received as a humorous joke.
The opposite happened, with people on both sides expressing disgust over the image, sending Griffin into panic mode, issuing faux apologies when she realized her career was on the line.
Once she realized she’d be losing work regardless, Griffin spitefully withdrew her apologies and has refused to express remorse ever since.
Stole Her Livelihood
In an interview with the Associated Press, the comedienne admits that within days she would try to capitalize on the controversy by filming her life’s journey. So she conceived of a project film called, “Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story.”
“She was losing jobs,” the AP reported in helping to promote the effort, “making headline news and the topic of widespread scrutiny, not to mention the subject of a government investigation into whether she was a credible threat.”
After @KathyGriffin’s infamous photo depicting the fake severed head of President Trump, the comedienne lost gigs and found it hard to make a living. She documented it all on video and it’s now the basis of her new film, “Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story.” https://t.co/PwV1Q4cQxa
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) July 29, 2019
“I kept saying, ‘I think this is an important, historic story,’” Griffin said. “The President and the Department of Justice shouldn’t make you unemployable and uninsurable.”
Well, being unfunny when your line of work is comedy doesn’t help either.
Reap What You Sow
Truth be told, had Griffin simply issued a legitimate apology and admitted to perhaps crossing the line, her career would continue humming along at the bottom of the barrel where it was, and she could enjoy life as a slightly more stable anti-Trump celebrity.
“I take the apology back,” Griffin said. “F*** him.”
Oddly enough, that clip shows Griffin bragging about how well her career is going by selling out Carnegie Hall.
Griffin now says – without evidence – that some people think she’s an actual member of ISIS over that famous photo, but wants people to know she didn’t break the law.
“You can be as offended by that photo all you want, that doesn’t bother me at all,” Griffin said in the interview. “But I want people to know I didn’t break the law. If you take a photo like that, you didn’t break the law.”
She also fancies herself a fighter against the Trump family.
“I just want people to know you don’t have to go down,” she asserted. “You can take a few punches, but after I kick the bucket, I want somebody to go, ‘You know that crazy red head? They got her but she didn’t go down.'”
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