Many people feel like comedy is something sacred. That anything and everything is fair game when you’re chasing a laugh, and anyone who says differently is just a stick in the mud. However, there are still (thankfully) some who think that there’s such a thing as going too far. We saw this very plainly earlier this week when the photos of Kathy Griffin’s horribly grizzly and ill-fated results of a photo shoot with TMZ surfaced.
Griffin’s idea of “art” had the entire nation fighting the urge to lose their lunch. Not just because of the awful nature of her violent rendering of a beheading, but because she’s obviously gone out of her way to glorify the assassination of our President. Holding any pretend bloody head is an awful thing to do, considering that the loss of innocent life is always a tragedy, but when it’s someone who’s death would be a catastrophe for hundreds of millions of Americans the implications are multiplied accordingly.
Griffen, however, says that she’s got a really good reason for doing what she did. Apparently, this was about more than just her job as a comedian, according to her, President Trump threw the first punch.
Via The Gateway Pundit:
“Comedian Kathy Griffin will hold a press conference Friday morning in Los Angeles where she will claim to be the victim of bullying by the Trump family, according to a press release by her attorney, Lisa Bloom. Griffin released a photo, in an homage to similar photos released by the Islamist terrorist group ISIS, of her holding a mock beheaded President Donald Trump by the bloody scalp.
Griffin’s controversial photo was first published by TMZ.
Bloom’s press release, which features color side-by-side photos of her and Grffin, reads:
‘Earlier this week, Ms. Griffin released a controversial photograph of herself posing with a faux-bloody mask of Donald Trump’s face. Ms. Griffin and Ms. Bloom will explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured.’
The press conference will held at 9 a.m. PDT at Bloom’s Woodland Hills office in Los Angeles.
As an established entertainer, Griffin has faced a backlash not seen since the Dixie Chicks insulted President George W. Bush at a London concert in 2003. Griffin has been fired from her annual New Year’s Eve gig with CNN and had many comedy shows on her schedule canceled by venues not wanting to be associated with her.
Bloom posted the press release to her Twitter account, saying, ‘Proud to announce that I represent Kathy Griffin. We will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning. Here’s the details.’
Bloom, said ‘I lover her too’ in response to a commenter on Twitter who said, ‘I happen to love @kathygriffin. Witch hunts are exhausting. Brava, @LisaBloom.’
I love her too. https://t.co/0W6GfbyRdZ
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) June 2, 2017
Griffin posted an apology video earlier in the week on Twitter that has garnered over 3 million views. Missing from her apology was one to President Trump and his family.
It has been reported that Trump’s youngest child, eleven-year-old Barron, saw the photo on TV and got very upset.
The Secret Service made a post on Twitter that has been interpreted as stating the agency is investigating Griffin, saying, ‘On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats’, and ‘Threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations. #ProtectionNeverRests’.
On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 30, 2017
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 30, 2017
Bloom’s statement does not mention whether Griffin is being investigated.”
Griffin has now done a press conference, as of a few hours before the writing of this article, and you can clearly see that she is scared after the backlash that America gave her. Apparently, it’s not well received when you glorify and/or threaten to assassinate the leader of the free world. This would be truly awful no matter who was holding what head, but I can’t even imagine if the shoe were on the other foot and someone had done this to Hillary or Obama. It would still be awful, and they would be in jail. But as it is, since she’s a woman, and she’s crying (literally) that it’s free speech, and that she felt threatened, it’s all “poor Kathy” by the left.
There are so many policies that conservatives and liberals disagree on, that one of us says will lead to harm for people down the road. Well people, this liberal has actually shown the harm that she thinks would be ok to do to our President. She’s actually scared his family and the nation with her awful ideas put on display. If you want to brush this off as free speech, you’re going to start a slide down a very slippery slope, and there’s a whole lot of sharpened stakes at the bottom.
Love, tolerance, inclusion, coexisit . . .as long as you agree with them. Otherwise it’s blood, guts and gore.
(Source: The Gatway Pundit)
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