September 12, 2007

No Tears for Kathy Griffin

Filed under: Entertainment,Interesting News,Politics,Religion — acepundit @ 3:36 pm

In an incredibly asinine decision by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to censor the part of comedian Kathy Griffin’s acceptance speech last Saturday dissing Jesus is giving her exactly what she wants: publicity:

Griffin made the provocative comment on Saturday night as she took the stage of the Shrine Auditorium to collect her Emmy for best reality program for her Bravo channel show “My Life on the D-List.”

“A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus,” an exultant Griffin said, holding up her statuette. “Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.”

Asked about her speech backstage a short time later, an unrepentant Griffin added, “I hope I offended some people. I didn’t want to win the Emmy for nothing.”

Comedians by nature are supposed to say something funny upon receiving the meaningless statue at whatever awards show they’re being honored at on that particular evening. Sometimes it can be construed as offensive, but for me that’s a lot better than some routine boring oration about how “hard” they worked to achieve this moment.

And yes, even the props-to-Jesus gets old. This time Griffin does something a little different and all of sudden the Academy pretends to be sensitive about a religion routinely defiled by the industry it celebrates.

But as ridiculous as it was to censor Griffin for saying something negative about Jesus, it doesn’t come close to the audacity of the schools that do the same to valedictorians who praise the lord during their graduation speeches.



  1. Christians don’t riot when our Redeemer is insulted. It’s really safe. I want to see one of these entertainment-world morons say “Screw you, Muhammad, you murderous goat-fellating pedophile.” Then maybe I’ll give them some credit for courage.

    Comment by FeticheNouvelle — September 12, 2007 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  2. Speaking for myself, I’d not have wanted to hear it nor would I have wanted my children or grandchildren to hear it. I’m glad they censored it even if it may be considered hypocritical. Seldom watch award shows and now I have a good excuse.

    Comment by jeanie — September 15, 2007 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  3. I have no sympathy for people who try to gain audience by insulting Christ or Christianity. Let her bear some odium for being deliberately offensive. It’s not like she’s being sent to prison.

    Comment by FeticheNouvelle — September 16, 2007 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  4. Christ, it was just a joke!

    Comment by kip — September 23, 2007 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  5. People/Industries are moral when it suits them. That’s the bottom line.

    Comment by Square1 — October 2, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  6. FeticheNouvelle makes an excellent point (and made me laugh)!

    I’m not familiar with Kathy Griffin’s routines but have to assume she routinely disses Christianity and had no worries about losing fans but it’ll probably bite her in the ass when some comedy club owners blacklist her because of the very public reputation she suddenly acquired.

    But what the hell — she has the right to say what she wants as long as she doesn’t bitch about the consequences.

    Comment by whymrhymer — October 3, 2007 @ 12:41 am | Reply

  7. One more reason not to watch those idiotic award shows. They’re mostly opportunities for celebutards like Griffin to make increasingly shocking statements to get noticed by the celebutard-following public.

    Comment by cube — October 5, 2007 @ 1:15 pm | Reply

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