It’s free speech Honey

You have the right to say anything you damn well want to. And also the right to take the consequences:

Kathy Griffin, the American comedian who sparked outrage by staging a photoshoot with Donald Trump’s severed head, has accused the president of trying to destroy her.

Griffin, 56, broke down in tears on Friday at a press conference called with womens’ rights lawyer Lisa Bloom.

“I don’t think I will have a career after this,” she said.

“I’m going to be honest. He broke me.”

But she then struck a defiant tone.

“If you don’t stand up, you get run over. “What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country. A sitting president of the US is personally trying to ruin my life forever.”

Ms Bloom said that her client had been “bullied” by the Trumps.

“As a result of the first family bullying her, she has been vilified, getting death threats, fired from multiple jobs and had multiple events cancelled,” she said.

Amazingly, the First Family just doesn’t have this sort of power:

The photos were published on Tuesday, and the outcry was immediate.

On Wednesday Griffin was fired from her role hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve programme, which she had co-hosted alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007. Cooper had immediately condemned her actions, stating: “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

It was followed by the cancellation of an endorsement deal with Squatty Potty, a line of bathroom footstools, and at least five of her stand-up shows.

In fact, given the current crew in the White House no one believes they would be able to coordinate such even if they had the power to.

You said something outrageous and good for you. And now you’ve got to take the reaction to your having said something outrageous. That’s just how it works.

22 comments on “It’s free speech Honey

  1. What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country

    I’m old enough to remember a rodeo clown being hounded from his job for wearing an Obama mask.

  2. Terry Jones got bullied by everyone from Clinton to the commander of the US army central command, got hundreds of death threats and I don’t recall too many sympathetic news interviews for him.

  3. Now I’ve had to Google ‘squatty potty.’ Thanks for that. I guess they hired because she’s full of shit.

  4. It is amazing how many people in the US don’t understand the First Amendment free speech clause. It is there to prevent the government from restricting your ability to comment on it. For anybody else, your speech is fair game. Try spouting off to your employer about what a tool he is and see how long you have a job. I think Colin Kaepernick is still looking for a job…

  5. Sarah Palin was blamed for Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting because she produced posters with target symbols on them to suggest target seats. This – said those lying cunts – was a cunning dog whistle which inspired the shooting. Just what was Kathy Griffin hoping to inspire?

  6. “If you don’t stand up, you get run over. “What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country.”

    What? The left loves hounding people from jobs if they don’t pay due respect to their sacred beliefs.

  7. So it turns out even Trump can identify as offended and be believed. There’s hope for the left yet. Or at least, hope that this version will implode leaving most of the buildings and bystanders intact.

  8. But she was told there were no consequences for being offensive- towards anyone non Progressive.

  9. Trump-hating leftist has leftist tactics used against them. Whines about it. It is to laugh.

  10. Democracy ends when the losers refuse to accept the results of elections. Ms Kathy is anti-democratic, which the Left is (occasionally) against.

  11. Somebody tweeted something calling it “Satanic” and the actual Church of Satan replied saying “Don’t involve us in this”.

    When even Satanists are disassociating themselves from you, you’ve crossed a line.

  12. Why is this a “women’s rights” thing? Are they deluded enough to think either that a bloke would have been treated differently or, alternatively, they’ll find a jury daft enough to believe that when they claim it?

  13. What Chris said. I mean, how much money would they have to offer for you to endorse that..?

    Evidently you’ve never met anyone who works in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. I have. They’ll swim through a sewer full of shit to grab a $10 bill.

    Believe me… I’ve seen it happen.

  14. As amazing as her thinking what a good idea that photo was, what was even more amazing was her performance at her press conference. That’s what will really damn her to hell: Playing victim and blaming Trump.

    It’s been fun watching Al Franken finally get the message through that foot-thick skull of his. To quote King Arthur: “Run away! Run away!”

  15. DtP gives away one of the extras on the Director’s Cut Special Edition DVD of The Shawshank Redemption.

  16. It’s just how women joke around in locker rooms, nothing to get hysterical about.

  17. A severed head? And a po faced cow holding it.

    She could have had a turnip with carrot slice eyes and a carrot nose and a Trump wig (but she decided not to get married for a second time). Together with a smile that might have been more acceptable.

    Instead an obviously professionally-made Hollywood horror-film-style quality replica severed head drenched in Kensington Gore augmented with an “I heart Isis–lovely Isis” expression on her face= THE LEFTIST BITCH MEANT IT.

    Men whose locker room talk runs to murdering and mutilating women are usually in the locker room of jails or nuthouses.

  18. No one seems to “get” that this is what the bearded savages do – chop off heads and hold em up to camera. The silly deluded cow

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