Kathy Griffin is catching hell right now. So much hell that we probably won’t see the 69-year-old comedienne do another New Year’s Eve Countdown show on CNN ever again. Well, maybe not ever again like ever again. After all, even Don Imus came back from his “Nappy headed hoe,” controversy. And I’m pretty sure that Paula Deen is out there somewhere still getting paid to give white people diabetes and heart disease after being outed as a racist.
Kathy Griffin, like Paula Deen and Don Imus, is white, so she’ll be fine.
So what did Kathy Griffin do?
Kathy Griffin participated in a photo shoot that featured her holding up a bloody head resembling President Donald Trump. Yes, it was like an ISIS beheading video, but with white people. Was it in poor taste? Of course. Was it threatening? Of course not. Like I said, white people were involved. Had it been done by a black comedian, my black ass, as well as that of every black person including the Obama family, would have been sent back to Africa by now.
Trust me, it would have happened.
Amid the uproar, Kathy Griffin did take to Instagram to offer an apology for her misdeed.
“I’m a comic,” she said. “I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it.”
She said she will ask celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to take down the photo.
“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” she said in the Instagram post. “I made a mistake and I was wrong.” At one point in her apology, I thought she would blow snot bubbles like Viola Davis did in the movie Fences. But she didn’t.
Nonetheless, I won’t question her sincerity.
I will, however, question the sincerity of the outrage by some folks.
Kathy Griffin exposes right-wing hypocrisy
Remember when right-wingers were burning Barack Obama in effigy and putting a noose around his neck and all manner of disrespect? Yes, this was one of the many ways in which they chose to voice their displeasure with America’s first black president.
Well, I don’t remember many of our right-wing friends condemning that like they are Kathy Griffin, for what she did. Obama was depicted as a monkey, a Kenyan witchdoctor, and lord knows what else. Back then, those images were circulated via email by our right-wing friends and, to them, it was only a joke. Well, it wasn’t funny. It wasn’t funny when they did it to Obama, and it wasn’t funny when Kathy Griffin did it to Trump. Yes, it wasn’t funny.
I hate Trump like everyone in the resistance, but no – not like that, fam.
So yeah, where was the collective outrage from right-wingers then?
I’m not pointing out the hypocrisy of our right-wing buddies in defense of Kathy Griffin.
No, like I said: what she did wasn’t cool.
However, given this country’s racial history, it’s ironic that many of them were silent when Obama was depicted the way he was on many occasions. Yes, their silence was deafening.
You know, because they’re not racist.
But yet, today, they raise all types of hell after the racist orange overlord they chose to vote for is depicted as he was by Kathy Griffin. Yes, because again, they’re not racist.
And, well, “ALL LIVES MATTER!”
Miss me with the faux outrage, but do call me when Trump apologizes for birtherism.