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The times Kathy Griffin’s jokes crossed the line

Sunday - 03/09/2017 16:13
KATHY Griffin is no stranger to coming under fire for her jokes that have crossed the threshold from funny to straight up offensive.
Sometimes Kathy Griffin’s crude sense of humour can go a litte too far. Picture: Jordan Strauss / Invision /AP.
Sometimes Kathy Griffin’s crude sense of humour can go a litte too far. Picture: Jordan Strauss / Invision /AP.

Here is a list of the comedian’s most controversial punchlines, according to Fox News:

1. TRUMPGATE

Griffin lost a lot of supporters with her off-coloured Tyler Shield photoshoot showing her holding President Trump’s bloody, decapitated head.

Even her longtime CNN New Year’s Eve co-host Anderson Cooper said the comic went too far. The 56-year-old issued an apology for her ill-planned photo but later backtracked saying on an interview with Sunrise earlier this week, “I’m no longer sorry. The whole outrage was B.S.,” she said. “The whole thing got so blown out of proportion.”

Kathy Griffin apologised after she posted a photo of President Trump's severed head. Picture: Tyler Shields
Kathy Griffin apologised after she posted a photo of President Trump's severed head. Picture: Tyler ShieldsSource:Twitter

2. POKING FUN AT PALIN

Griffin went after Bristol Palin saying the star gained weight while she appeared on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Griffin roasted Sarah Palin’s daughter during VH1’s “Divas Salute to the Troops” jeering, “She gained like 13kg in a week. I swear to God, it was fantastic. She’s like the white Precious.”

The crowd along with Bristol was unimpressed.

Bristol told Fox News at the time, “I hope people didn’t have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms.”

Bristol Palin and her partner Mark Ballas on 'Dancing with the Stars' in Los Angeles, California. Picture: AP.
Bristol Palin and her partner Mark Ballas on 'Dancing with the Stars' in Los Angeles, California. Picture: AP.Source:AP

3. OH LORDIE

Griffin made a jab about Jesus that fell entirely flat.

While accepting her Emmy at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007, the Life of the D-list star told “Jesus to suck it.”

She mocked celebrities who always thank God during the acceptance speeches saying, “A lot of people come up here and they thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn’t help me a bit. If it was up to him, Cesar Millan would be up here with that damned dog.”

She concluded her speech, “So, all I can say is, suck it, Jesus! This award is my God now!”

Kathy Griffin poses backstage with her Emmy. Picture: AP.
Kathy Griffin poses backstage with her Emmy. Picture: AP.Source:AP

4. DISNEY JAB

The opinionated jokester ruffled feathers in 2012 when she mocked then-teen starlets Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.

“I’m the person [they] call if Demi Lovato is cutting, or if Miley Cyrus flashed her crotch again, and it’s too breezy down there.”

Some thought Griffin went too far poking fun of Lovato’s mental illness.

Demi Lovato at 2017’s MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.
Demi Lovato at 2017’s MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

This article was originally posted on Fox News and was republished here with permission.

Source: News Corp Australia Network:

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