A bad joke: Liberal comics circle the wagons in defense of Kathy Griffin.
It was only a matter of time before liberals regained their footing in the aftermath of Kathy Griffin’s horrific and distasteful photo of herself holding a likeness of the decapitated head of President Trump.
Following Griffin’s “apology,” where she claimed she had gone “too far,” as well as her teary-eyed press conference last Friday where she had her lawyer by her side, Griffin’s “friends” in Hollywood have begun to stand up in her defense.
“Yes, it was another bad joke. Every comedian tells bad jokes,” legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld reported HuffPost. “We all do it. That’s how we find the good jokes. So someone told a bad joke — so what, I don’t understand the big deal.”
Last week, famed actor and comedian Jim Carrey told Entertainment Tonight (ET), “I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times, because that line is not real.”
“If you step out into that spotlight and you’re doing the crazy things that [Trump] is doing, we’re the last line of defense,” Carrey said. “And really, comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing.”
Similarly, comedian Jamie Foxx told ET, “Listen, as comedians, sometimes you do go beyond, past the line.”
“I still love Kathy Griffin,” Foxx said. “She went past the line, she’ll pay for it in the way she pays for it, and we’ll go out and we’ll laugh with her again.”
Since Griffin’s photo controversy erupted, she has lost an advertising gig with ‘Squatty Potty,’ her New Years’ Eve co-hosting job with Anderson Cooper and, as well, had her friend comedian-turned-senator Al Frank cancel her appearance with him at a book signing.
At her press conference on Friday, Griffin told reporters that it was “former FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly — and Trump’s scandalous comments about her — helped inspire the photo shoot.”
“I really apologize,” she said. “I screwed up. Of course, you gotta make fun of Trump. […] I started thinking of that Megyn Kelly thing — by the way, I’m sure Megyn Kelly can’t stand me. […] I thought of that blood coming out of her eyes blood or coming out of her wherever.”
Perhaps, it was indeed the Kelly and Trump tension from last year that did inspire Griffin’s grotesque photo shoot, as she did reference it when she posted it on Twitter.
However, no matter her inspiration or her intention, most still with Kathy Griffin that she went too far.