Kathy Griffin Goes Off the Rails in Latest Controversy, Claims Samantha Bee Is the Real Victim


With friends like these, Samantha Bee might really be sunk.

The host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is already despised by the decent part of the country for the vicious, premeditated attack she launched on first daughter Ivanka Trump on Wednesday night.

Now, she’s getting support from another female comic who launched an even more vicious, premeditated assault on President Donald Trump himself last year — and it’s not likely to help Bee’s case at all.

Bee was forced to issue a half-hearted apology on Thursday, a day after addressing Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c***” during a monologue on TBS.

She also had suggested Ivanka was capable of sexually seducing her own father, which was even more outrageous than the c-word, but her apology didn’t quite address that.

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Normal people were disgusted by both the words and the implication, but “normal people” does not describe some of the entertainment world’s most outspoken Trump-haters. And since D-list celebrity Kathy Griffin definitely falls into the Trump-hating category, she wasn’t disgusted by Bee’s statement at all.

Griffin, of course, is known to most Americans as the woman who posted a picture of herself on social media last year holding a mock severed head of Trump covered in blood.

She apologized after a storm of outrage but made it clear in an April appearance on ABC’s “The View” that she wasn’t sorry at all. She then added some accusations against Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump that showed she thought personal attacks on the president’s family were perfectly fine.

On Friday, Griffin launched her own social media campaign to drum up support for Bee, the Canadian native who apparently thought obtaining American citizenship gave her license to attack a member of the president’s family with one of the vilest terms in the English language. For Griffin, Bee is the real victim here.

Bee is “facing some crazy sh*t right now…not only in her mentions but in letters she’s getting, pressure from network,” Griffin wrote.

“If you support @iamsambee or just hate that the White House is using its platform to attack a comic, tweet a message of support and include @TBSNetwork.”

Now, Griffin got a lot of tweets in support, which is not that surprising if you think of the kind of person it would take to follow this woman’s Twitter posts on a regular basis.

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But a look at what happened to Griffin’s career after her that blood-drenched decapitation photo made her infamous should give Bee pause about how closely she wants to get involved. The backlash Griffin faced was so fierce that in November, she posted a YouTube video complaining that a “blacklist” against her in the United States had forced her to go abroad to find work.

Now, Griffin has somewhat returned to the public eye, but her brand is toxic, to say the least.

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Long before her “feckless c***” crack, Bee had placed herself firmly in the anti-Trump camp (where most of Hollywood’s celebrities can be found). But even the deeply liberal entertainment world has its limits, as Griffin has found out.

If Bee wants to avoid being a permanent pariah to the American public, she’ll want to avoid getting too close to a lunatic like Griffin.

That apology Bee offered Thursday might have been half-hearted, but it was at least a sign that she wants to put this comment behind her.

With a friend like Griffin to remind the country constantly about how vicious her comment was, that’s going to be impossible.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.