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Kathy Griffin Hasn't Learned... Hints at Idea for New Beheading Photo

Poor Kathy Griffin. Just last year, at the end of her comedy tour, she went on YouTube to tell America that she was “fully in the middle of a blacklist, like I’m in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I’m not booked on any talk shows.” And all because she had held up the effigial bloodied, disembodied head of the president for a photoshoot. I mean, who hasn’t done that? Except everybody.

“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,” Griffin, whose net worth is $20 million, complained to her fans. “I know I took a picture that offended a lot of people, but this wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America like it has on me.”

Move over, Rosa Parks. America has a new distaff martyr we can all feel sorry for. And you can tell she was really suffering, since she filmed the video inside a hotel suite so opulent it probably would cost one week of your salary to even wipe your feet on the mat outside the room.

Well, anyway, Griffin’s stay on the blacklist of the notoriously conservative folks in Hollywood was mercifully short for the self-described D-lister, as she now has a comedy tour planned for the United States.

According to The Daily Wire, Griffin has had dates overseas — in countries where she hasn’t played the violent beheading of their presidents for laughs, which was a canny move — but the new tour represents her first foray back into the milieu of American comedy clubs.

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And, as an encore to her Trump decapitation stunt, she joked that maybe she’ll do Mike Pence this time.

Griffin made the announcement on Bill Maher’s HBO show, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Griffin or Maher; the comedienne thanked Maher for “being one of the first and only people to publicly support me and say what happened is bulls***, publicly.”

“You took a very bad selfie,” Maher responded. “I blame the photographer … it turned out to be very wacky.”

“Wacky” is an interesting word choice when you consider the fact that the Secret Service had to get involved, but whatever. Griffin continues to argue that she’s a victim, hounded by international authorities intent on getting even with her … somehow.

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“I was detained at every single airport,” Griffin told Maher.

“They scan your passport. They put me in a detention room. … There were times when they took my devices. When you’re in that moment, you’re at the mercy of the one or two people in that room.”

Well, yes, when you do something that can be construed as threatening a major world leader with death, these things do tend to happen. Last I checked, Griffin wasn’t denied entry to any country nor was she actively censored in any way. She was merely inconvenienced because she was a moron.

However, she also claimed she was being tracked by Interpol (the international police agency, not the Joy Division-ripoff band), to which Maher quipped, “You were on the D-list. Now you’re on the no-fly list.”

And you know what? Her moronism hasn’t changed a whole lot since her photoshoot/breakdown/comedy tour/subsequent breakdown/obscurity, either. Far from learning a lesson, she joked that she was going to behead Mike Pence for her next photoshoot.

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“Just kidding! Ten months I waited to do that joke. Ten months!” Griffin said.

Yes, instead of rehabilitating her image, Griffin decided her career would be best served plotting the exact time to make a joke about beheading Mike Pence.

And who wouldn’t? Verily, no wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America like it has on Kathy Griffin. Now if only those guys at Interpol would start leaving her alone.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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