Kathy Griffin didn’t know her Trump photograph was inappropriate. She was shocked by the unanticipated reaction of mass disgust followed by her lame and disingenuous apology. She didn’t know a picture that despicable would even turn off her leftist cohorts? Does she know her gruesome photo eerily resembles what ISIS Jihadists do to their victims? Her profound lack of awareness is the most disturbing aspect of her behavior. She was intoxicated by her own celebrity power and went too far.
Let’s be real here. Griffin is depicting the potential murder of Donald Trump who happens to be our president. Can that ever be acceptable?
Posting a graphic pic of a decapitated head of President Trump that Griffin holds with a viperish destabilizing stare epitomizes an apex of progressive degradation devoid of dignity. Griffin astounds the worst among us. It was a tipping point action that spooked many on Facebook where a hardy bunch of social media addicts can be found. Facebook adherents post some good commentary but fake news and sordid pictures have become an all too acceptable norm and it’s not advancing our culture.
Civility is on the decline while violent political rhetoric increases.
My Life on the D-List, designed to elicit laughs on Griffin’s successful Bravo reality series turned out to be right on point: she is a bottom feeder celebrity.
When Joan Rivers died Griffin claimed to be heartbroken. But Rivers was in a class all her own and if she were alive she’d be appalled by Griffin’s behavior. Rivers liked Donald Trump. As a winner of Celebrity Apprentice she knew him well. She was the quintessential comic – a pioneer of female comedy and smart as a whip. She could differentiate right from wrong unlike Griffin and many others who advance noxious and ‘acceptable’ political views like robotic parrots.
But there’s a long line of progressive deadbeats. One ran for president twice. Hillary Clinton hasn’t recovered from her second loss embarking on a nonstop bitch-tour blaming others with impervious abandon. Can she really be that opaque about her rank repulsiveness? Could anyone have seriously considered her presidential?
Imagine if a football team in the Super Bowl acted that badly? What would we say about that?
Thoughtless people attach themselves to a tiresome fight-Trump mandate choosing to be ideologically acceptable. They promote media-hyped beliefs where observation and reasoning have no place.
Griffin is the “perfect embodiment of what the modern left believes.” And that should worry us.
Griffin is upset because she realizes her livelihood may be jeopardized. She is a Los Angeles resident who lives well on large sums of money she earns because she has had some success. But with money comes responsibility. Her depiction of Trump was in bad taste. She lost her head displaying his and there are consequences. She would not have dreamed of demeaning Obama in this way but Trump is a Republican president where an acceptable level of disrespect will be tolerated. This wasn’t tolerable. Even Anderson Cooper among others, found her Trump photograph inappropriate and disgusting.
At her press conference, Griffin’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, daughter of (no-surprise) Gloria Allred had this to say: “As a result of the first family bullying her, she (Griffin) has been vilified, getting death threats, fired from multiple jobs and had multiple events canceled,” She accused Trump and his family of “using their power to target her.”
Griffin said, “That apology absolutely stands. I feel horrible.”
But Griffin lawyered up and morphed from apologetic to victim in a couple days. An apology alone might have conveyed some conviction.
Griffin also said, “If you don’t stand up, you get run over,” (Didn’t she run over Trump?) “What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country (Oh yes it has. Ask Paula Deen or Jackie Mason how that feels). A sitting president of the U.S. is personally trying to ruin my life forever.” (Didn’t she symbolically decapitate the president? Where’s her responsibility?)
Griffin would do well to examine her own behavior, but individuals who act inappropriately rarely engage in self-reflection. Easier to blame others especially the person she impugned. Trump is under attack all too often. Griffin should have considered that and treated her success with better judgment and reverence.
Will those inclined to act this badly think again? Probably yes. Kathy Griffin did us a favor. She crossed a line. Her tears don’t matter. Her plight does not elicit sympathy from most of us.