Alleged “comedian” Kathy Griffin is back with a new, nearly-bald hairstyle, a YouTube video, and a barrelful of complains for the world of conservative media. In her video, entitled, “Kathy Griffin’s State of the Union,” the embattled star said she has endured far more than her fair share of trauma stemming from her ill-advised “severed Donald Trump head” photos earlier this year.
“I know I took a picture that offended a lot of people,” she said, “but this wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America the way it has on me.”
Um, what? Did Griffin just say that she was essentially the most persecuted woman in American history? Wow, she’s funnier than we thought.
Oh, she’s not joking.
“I’m getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I’ve lost my mind. And I am admitting I lost my mind because it’s what made me a star in the first place,” she said, somewhat nonsensically. “I’m fully in the middle of a blacklist, a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I’m not booked on any talk shows. I’m selling tickets worldwide which is really hard when you don’t have any kind of a television platform and kind of nobody has your back.”
Well, for one, we doubt that Griffin in “blacklisted.” Two, what she did was unforgivably heinous and despicable, especially when compared to her status in the entertainment world, which is that of a lighthearted comedian. So it’s simultaneously the blunt sickness of the pictures and the jarring mismatch with her Hollywood image that makes it difficult for people to see her the same way ever again. Yes, she’s snarky and sarcastic and all of that. But it’s a long bridge between telling Kim Kardashian jokes and holding up the decapitated, bloody head of the President of the United States. It was just another level of dismal tastelessness, and it’s going to take some time for people to move on and forget about it, if they ever do. How many talk shows do you see Michael Richards on these days? These incidents get in people’s heads and they aren’t easily dislodged.
“I just want you guys to know that when I get home I don’t have one single day of paid work in front of me,” she said “My legal bills are through the roof. I still say the end goal is for younger women and younger LGBT folks or disenfranchised people of any kind can watch me survive, and with a sense of humor.”
Griffin noted that Eartha Kitt, who suffered from a similar “blacklist” for political chicanery in the 1960s, might understand what she was going through, but that “even Eartha Kitt did not have Fox News.”
Yeah, yeah, blame Fox News and conservative media for the hole you dug yourself into. Maybe that will get you back on television, where you apparently think you have the right to be.
Entitlement, insanity, nutty political activism, and a poor sense of humor? Just what the American public looks for in an entertainer. Good luck, Kathy. You’re gonna need it.