Now that making fun of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is so yesterday, comedienne Kathy Griffin is going after the Republican presidential hopeful’s husband of 33 years, Marcus Bachmann.
During a recent appearance on Craig Ferguson’s “Late Late Show,” the red-haired television personality took jabs at Marcus Bachmann, who runs a center that uses prayer to turn gays straight.
“The Bravo special was supposed to be called ‘Pray the Gay Back.’ You get the Marcus Bachmann joke? Marcus Bachmann is one of my new favorite targets, he’s Michele Bachmann’s husband,” Griffin said. (RELATED: Kathy Griffin’s ‘D-List’ Bravo show to go off the air)
Griffin went on to hint that perhaps Marcus Bachmann opposes same-sex couples because he himself is attracted to men.
“Okay, he’s very anti-gay and LGBT rights, and it’s odd, because if you look at him on YouTube, it’s almost as if he himself … or, it’s as if …” Griffin said, trailing off.
Before the former “My Life on the D-List” host could finish her sentence, Ferguson advised the memoir writer to be careful. Starting over, Griffin said Bachmann seems similar to the guys who attend her stand-up acts. A known gay rights activist, Griffin has previously referred to her gay friends as “the gays.”
“I would say that Marcus Bachmann reminds me of a lot of the type of men who come see my live shows,” Griffin said. “And he wants people to pray the gay away, and so I was going to call the [my TV] special ‘Pray the Gay Back.’”
Instead, Bravo will title the special, “Kathy Griffin: Pants Off.”
Marcus Bachmann is nowhere near the first right-leaning individual Griffin has publicly insulted. Griffin has reportedly called Michele Bachmann a bigot to her face, made jabs about “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin’s weight, threatened to begin bullying teenager Willow Palin, and poked fun at Christine O’Donnell during a “Glee” guest appearance as a narrow-minded tea party member.