Kathy Griffin has seen other financial and career consequences for her disturbing photo shoot with a bloody, severed Trump head.
Many people, including the President’s own son, hammered CNN for ever employing Griffin, calling for her immediate removal of their relationship with the comedian. CNN’s public relations Twitter account broke the news Wednesday afternoon:
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
It looks like a even a forced apology won’t be enough for Kathy Griffin after shocking the world with such a graphic photo shoot. There is a point where we need to draw a line as a nation, and hollywood feels they are above all set precedents.
According to ijr,
This has been a bad week for celebrity stunts.
However, the Hollywood bubble is real. It is out of touch, and it does not learn.
There were very few defending Griffin, but you can count comedy icon Jim Carrey as one of them. Promoting his new Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here,” comedian Carrey had a very hot take on the recent Griffin controversy.
When asked by Entertainment Tonight about the bloody stunt, Carrey shrugged it off, saying Griffin was doing her job and called comedians the “last line of defense”:
“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. And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. It’s impossible to get away from it.”
Carrey then jumped into his own dark fantasies about Trump, telling the interviewer [emphasis added]:
“I had a dream the other night that I was playing golf with Donald Trump and I was standing beside him with a club in my hand, and I was considering my options when I suddenly woke up. It was one of those dreams where you just want to get back to sleep so you can finish it, you know?”
You can watch that interview here:
Carrey was not done yet, though.
In an interview with People Magazine from the same evening, the comedian encouraged Griffin to go even farther than posing with Trump’s severed head. Carrey told the embattled Griffin to “[h]old up a severed leg as well”:
I think what happens is, when these extraordinary times politically happen, and we’re going through terror and the fear of the end, comics are the last line of defense. We tell them the truth, and we make something beautiful out of it.
So, uh, Kathy Griffin? Hold up a severed leg as well. I don’t know if it’s funny, but I don’t think the joke is the problem. Don’t worry about it. Don’t worry for your existence. All of this is meaningless… all of creation is just God’s Fidget Spinner. It’s really not important. What’s important is that we’re all here.
So, what do you think? Were these comments Dumb and Dumber?