Unless you live under a rock, you remember the infamous pictures that got Kathy Griffin fired from her New Year’s Eve CNN gig last year. You know the ones, where she’s holding the bloody head of what looks like a decapitated Donald Trump.
According to a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, losing the CNN gig wasn’t the extent of the fallout from the photoshoot.
In fact, she claims that she was abandoned by much of Hollywood:
“Nobody wanted to hear a word from me. I was anathema to everything and everyone….People would call me and be supportive and then they’d say, ‘Can you not say publicly that I called you?’ Lots of people. ‘I’m being really supportive, don’t ever say I called you.’ I reached out to a few people where the subject line was, ‘Where the f— have you been?’ And people got defensive. I thought, okay, I’m on my own here.”
She told the story of one celebrity who was supportive, however:
“I got a call from Jim Carrey, who I don’t really know that well. He said, ‘Kathy, do you know how many comedians would give their right arm for this story? You are the most famous comedian in the world today. Use it.’ I was crying on the phone with Jim. ‘Jim, it’s over for me!’ Jim said, ‘Don’t apologize — lean in, use it.’”
As for the Twitterverse, many stood with Kathy:
Love Kathy Griffin, speaking truth to corrupt power.
— tsr (@Tsr829Tsr) April 2, 2018
That’s why she should have never apologized for anything she said ♂️ He says whatever he wants out of his mouth and gets away with it 4️⃣5️⃣
— Christopher Chase (@CChase75) April 2, 2018
— pedro lazaro (@plazaro13) April 2, 2018
It's her first amendment too!
— John Kreutzberger (@Jkrump1969) April 1, 2018
For all you people trying to pass Kathy off as failing……you might want to check out how fast she sold out Carnegie Hall.
— Dianne Olcott (@olcott_dianne) April 2, 2018
Others, however, were…less than understanding…
Booooo hooooo hooooo hooooo
— Heath (@HYDRrebel) April 3, 2018
Omg who cares! Why does she keep talking about it
— Vasso (@Vasso1313) April 3, 2018
Really, no one cares.
— Frances Evans (@friendlyfle) April 4, 2018
I'm sure they lie awake at night worrying what she thinks about them.
— Carrie Anderson (@caylacassidy) April 2, 2018
Although Sheri makes a good point:
Why do the haters come here and tell her to shut up or go away or nobody cares what you have to say? Obviously the haters care what she has to say because the haters are here commenting. Why don't the haters take their own advice and shut up and go away.
— Sheri (@AmericaCanada72) April 2, 2018
In the end, though, perhaps it’s Griffin who’s having the last laugh.
She just sold out two nights at Carnegie Hall in New York City and this week debuted as Kellyanne Conway on Comedy Central’s The President Show to rave reviews.
You can get a glimpse of her portrayal below:
— The President Show (@PresidentShow) April 3, 2018
H / T – Entertainment Weekly