This “State of the Union” video by Kathy Griffin has so many hilarious moments. She begins by talking about the empowerment of women. Then, she gets more personal.
“I just want you guys to know I’m fully in the middle of a blacklist,” she said. “I am in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I am not booked on any talk shows. I’m selling tickets worldwide, which is really hard when you don’t have any sort of television platform, no one has your back, and everyone thinks you’re crazy. But a handful of people think I’m kind of onto something.”
I doubt she’s actually on any sort of “blacklist.” I bet she wasn’t working much when she posed with what looked like the bloody, severed head of the President of the United States anyway, right?
She kept talking.
“I just want you guys to know. When I get home, I do not have one single day of paid work in front of me. And people who want me to go back and start in clubs and do ten minutes again… I don’t mean to be an asshole, but no. I’m not going to do that. I’ve worked way too hard to go back and work for free and do the club scene again. Because this is some bullshit. Because I’ve been blacklisted.”
Again with this “blacklist.” Here’s a thought. She’s supposed to be a comedian, right? But no one actually finds her funny. That’s definitely a problem for Griffin, but it’s not a problem for anyone else.
Got that? Kathy Griffin needs to survive so she can inspire young gay people… Ha! How’s that for cloaking your stupid decision in a worthy cause? Then, she has the gall to compare herself to Rose McGowan, the brave woman who outed Harvey Weinstein for his freaky, horrific abuse… and she said that she believes she’s targeted in the same way.
McGowan, of course, said she was “blacklisted” because she got raped, and then she absolutely changed the culture by revealing what a disgusting man Harvey Weinstein is. In other words, McGowan did something important. Griffin is merely a post script to pop culture history. She hasn’t been funny in years – if she ever has been. I honestly haven’t followed the downward trajectory of her sorry career, but I know she claimed to be on the “D List” years before she did her attention-getting stunt with the President’s head.
If you’d like to see exactly how the Palins feel about Griffin, click here. In the meantime, I guess I have to admit it. Griffin, in her self-serving video, finally made me laugh. Because watching her career go down in flames is actually the first funny things she’s pulled off in a long time.
Watch her video below:
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