Former Comedian Kathy Griffin and Consequences

Former Comedian Kathy Griffin and Consequences June 2, 2017

On Friday, comedian Kathy Griffin tearfully apologized in a press conference for her posing in a photo with a bloodied and severed head of U.S. President Donald Trump, commenting that her career was over and Trump “broke” her. She goes on complaining about the numerous sponsorships and jobs she lost due to the photo, stating, “I don’t think I will have a career after this.”

Don’t fret, Kathy. You will still be able to find work. There will always be plenty of TV crime dramas in need of someone who can play the victim as well as you can.

I hope even Trump-haters recognize the stupidity of both of her stunts. The depiction of any person with a severed and bloody head is deplorable and twisted. Then, pointing the finger at your target when you get backlash. What did you expect?!

There are some countries in the world (i.e. North Korea) where you might be executed for such an antic. Donald Trump is 100% right when he called her deed “sick” and is completely justified to have you investigated. So, lawyer up.

Was her photo a political statement? Was it a publicity stunt? Was it a sick joke? Who knows (maybe not even Kathy)? But publicly making light of a method of execution presently used by terrorists is about the dumbest thing you can do. Kathy’s career ended when she posted that photo and not a moment later.

The real reason Kathy is crying is because she was caught red-handed (pun-intended) going too far, and now she must deal with real tangible consequences. No one likes penalties for their bad choices. This goes all the way back to The Garden of Eden when the first response to anyone being caught in sin was to point the finger. This is often called blame shifting. The scriptures read, “Then the Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.’” (Gen 1:13).

Kathy is learning something most of us learn long before we become adults: our actions have results and sometimes they are not good. If you start a fire, it burns. if you stub your toe, it hurts. If you hold up a severed head of a president, most organizations won’t want anything to do with you.

Now at age 56 Kathy Griffin can begin learning this lesson and take ownership of her poor judgement. Playing the victim in a crime you committed will not win you any favors or Oscars. I pray the despair of her situation will bring her to repentance. Often it is when we are at our weakest when we find what we truly need.

Perhaps one day, Kathy will be able to look back and see all of this as gift and something that God used to demonstrate her deep need for grace. Her actions have been disgusting and self-centered, but who reading this has not also made terrible decisions? It may take the world turning their back on her before finds Christ offering forgiveness and healing. This would be a wonderful denouement for what today seems like a comic tragedy.

Lastly, for a stroke of irony, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the character Kathy Griffin played on one of my favorite shows of all time, Seinfeld. She portrayed Sally Weaver, an aspiring actress, who makes her mark when she starts publicly shaming and mocking Jerry Seinfeld. Sally’s presence on the show ended with her making some brash decisions, because she thought something was funny (when it wasn’t). This is followed by a doll being beheaded.

Weird, right?

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  • Donalbain

    And Ted Nugent gets invited to the White House.

    • ElectricStrawberry

      Ted’s my guy!

  • Lark62

    Can you point me to your posts where you condemned those who suggested Mr. Obama should be killed?

    How about your post condemning Ted Nugent?

    How about the post condemning the use of bible quotes (May his days be short) to wish for the death of Mr. Obama?


    • Jack Lee

      Are you making the point that we are Trunp defenders? Because you should read some other posts related to trump on this blog.

      • Lark62

        I don’t know. All I know is that an excessive number of republicans who said not one word about 8 years of incessant death threats against Mr. Obama now are spluttering with self righteous indignation about Kathy Griffin.

        Ted Nugent has been invited to the White House.

        These same people who had vapors over Ms. Clinton’s emails now remain silent over Trump’s unsecured phone.

        The double standard is getting old.

        I’m not familiar with your blog. If you are an exception to this trend, you would make my day. Seriously.

        • Gilsongraybert

          Stick around a bit, we don’t play favorites; we don’t believe Christian is synonymous with Republican, even though we would find more agreeable ground on some issues. Making effigies of Obama and lynching/burning “him” was equally as wicked – and given the blatant, racist overtones, worse in the scope of how many people had to deal with that kind of garbage in this day and age. I was no fan of Obama’s policies, but prayed for him and his family regularly. I’m no fan of Trump, but will do just the same. In either case, I earnestly hope we have better candidates in 4 yrs.

          • Lark62

            Thanks. You made my day. We need reasonable people, regardless of agreement on particular issues.

  • Tianzhu

    Well played.
    Behave like the dumbest SJW at Podunk Community College.
    Then play victim. She sure knows how to play the media.
    Nice sequence there: self-righteous pontification, followed by emotional desolation.
    I hate to say this, but the world was much better when The News was limited to one hour per day. There were crazies and publicity gluttons back then too, but rarely did they even make it onto the TV news, maybe at best the back page of the newspaper. The internet gives everyone a platform, so now every publicity hungry college prof can say “We must kill all the white people!” and some vulgar hack comedienne gets to play My Emotional Gamut in front of the whole world. I see a lot of people posting, “I never heard of her before.” Well, now we have. Several minutes of our lives wasted on somebody that, a century ago, would have been the village idiot that everyone ignored.

    Btw, I would not want to live in a country that punished behavior like hers. Free speech and free expression are precious. She knows darn well that she will never suffer in the slightest for her juvenile behavior.

  • ahermit

    Ted Nugent yells about wanting to shove his machine gun up Hilary Clinton’s “c***” his fans cheer, Mike Huckabee gets him to perform onstage with him, Trump invites him to the Whitehouse, conservatives remain silent.

    Griffin was way over the line here, but the difference in reaction to her behaviour and Nugent’s speaks volumes.

    • Jack Lee

      This post has nothing to do with political perspectives. What Nugent said was equally awful.

      • ahermit

        Yes, but instead of being punished for it, as Griffin has been, Nugent, who unlike Griffin has never apologized, is embraced by leaders of the conservative movement.

        Which I think tells us something about political perspectives in America…

        • Jack Lee

          Again, this post has nothing to do with political perspectives. Since you brought up her apology, i would contend it was far from genuine considering the comments she has made. This was more a an attempt at damage control than repentance.

  • ElectricStrawberry

    Nothing better then to see liberal cry by their own un-doing.

    • Jack Lee

      What does her being a liberal have to do with her “apology” ?

      • Realist1234

        Is she only apologising because she lost money?