Kathy Griffin may have recently been demoted from the D-list she happily inhabited, to castaway from Hollywood altogether, but she did accomplish something that no one else has been able to do: uniting both sides of the political aisle against a common enemy. Herself.
Condemnation of Griffin’s photoshoot depicting the decapitated, bloody head of Trump came quickly and from everyone, regardless of their political allegiance. Even fellow comedian and friend Sen. Al Franken and bestie Anderson Cooper spoke out against her stunt.
But not everyone sees Griffin’s actions as utterly indefensible. Jim Carrey, in an interview on the red carpet with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of the show he is producing called I’m Dying Up Here, defended Griffin.
When questioned as to when, as a comedian, does he feel like crossed that line, he responded:
It is the job of the comedian to cross that line at all times, because that line is not real. And if you step out into to spotlight and you do the crazy things that [Trump’s] doing, we’re the last line of defense and comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing.
I was playing golf with Donald Trump and I was standing beside him with a club in my hand, considering my options when I suddenly woke up. It was one of those dreams where you want to get back to sleep so you can finish it.
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