Kathy Griffin is back with another unhinged rant, blaming Hollywood, Trump and Fox News for her complete career self-decapitation.
Griffin saw both her comedic and television hosting career go into free fall after posing with a picture of President Trump’s severed head. Griffin was subsequently fired by CNN and had several gigs canceled in the toxic political fallout from the stunt. Now, Griffin is asking for sympathy for being poor from an austere hotel room in Europe in the middle of her world tour. In a raw video posted to her YouTube page, Griffin complains that Hollywood does not want her anymore and she has no paying shows back in America:
I’m fully in the middle of a blacklist, a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I’m not booked on any talk shows. I’m selling tickets worldwide which is really hard when you don’t have any kind of a television platform and kind of nobody has your back. When I get home I do not have one single day of paid work in front of me. People who want me to go back in clubs and do ten minutes again, I don’t mean to be an asshole, but I’m not gonna do that. I’ve worked way to hard to go back and work for free.
She goes on to lament that she can no longer donate to her friends fundraising emails because of her skyrocketing legal bills. Griffin claimed to be the most oppressed woman in American history, saying “This wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America like it has on me.” Griffin cited the singer and actress Eartha Kitt, who was also blacklisted after a political stunt in the 1960’s, but Griffin added “even Eartha Kitt did not have Fox News.”
To end the video Griffin asked for “compassion” and complained that she is no longer on television. “I would love to be on a television show,” Griffin said, “and get paid what the guys get paid.”