Kathy Griffin is back, again reminding the population about her time in the limelight a few months ago when she posed with fake, bloodied head of President Trump. Rather than rolling with her apology and moving on with her life, Kathy has decided to again revert to this angry spectacle by taking back her apology for the photo.
In an interview with the BBC World News program HardTalk, Griffin took back her previous apology for the photo “1,000 percent.”
During the interview, Griffin made excuses for the photo by comparing it to her past vulgarity:
I’ve done many shocking things. When I won my first Emmy, I said, “Suck it, Jesus, because this award is my God now!” And you know, the conservatives took ads out in the papers. That’s what they like to spend their time and money on. So yes, I knew what I was doing.
Here, Griffin makes two absurd claims. First, that because she has done other disturbing things to rile people up in the past, that her photo with a fake beheading of President Trump is somehow not offensive. And second, that it’s a waste of conservatives’ time and money to speak out against her offensive actions. Griffin is trying to make a political statement here, claiming President Trump deserved such inhumane disrespect and condemning responses from conservatives.
In reality, she came across as desperate for attention and even less relevant of a comedienne by bringing the photo back into media attention.
Not only is Griffin’s claim a ridiculous and offensive attempt to make herself relevant again, but the fake news-peddling Rolling Stone and other liberally biased media sources used this to sympathize with her.
After describing Griffin’s interview in an article entitled “Kathy Griffin Still Not Sorry Over Trump Photo: ‘I Knew What I Was Doing,” Rolling Stone’s Joyce Chen focused the rest of her piece on Trump and the media’s negative response to her photo, seemingly depicting Griffin as a blameless actor having to face an over-dramatized response.
Since the image was first posted online in late May, Griffin said she has gotten death threats and hate mail, and still remains on a no-fly list after undergoing two months of federal investigation. CNN severed ties with her, and several of her tour dates were canceled[.]
Of course, Chen turned the article into a focus on the media’s treatment of Griffin rather than her blatant and continuous disrespect for President Trump. Further, Chen’s article is then padded with a quote by Griffin’s photographer, Tyler Shields, who apparently was surprised at the media’s response to the photo:
The day we realized this was going to be really crazy – I don’t remember if it was the day after, or a couple of days later – I called Kathy and I said to her: “Listen, this happened to the Dixie Chicks, if you remember, with the George W. Bush thing, and people were burning their albums, and driving over their albums or whatever.”
Sorry, but you don’t take photos like these, post them, and not expect the very reaction that ensued. The reaction was swift and appropriate, especially based on the very liberal-centric platform of political correctness, if not already solely based in the name of human decency.
By including this quote and ending her article with a reminder that “Trump broke her”, Joyce Chen successfully and artfully spun Kathy Griffin’s attention-seeking, offensive comments into a Trump and conservative hate-cry. And yet we’re supposed to feel sorry for her? No thanks.