Skip to comments.EMMY WINNER KATHY GRIFFIN - horrid affront to Jesus
Posted on 09/11/2007 7:26:03 AM PDT by NYer
September 10, 2007
On September 8, at the 59th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, comedian Kathy Griffin won Outstanding Reality Program for her Bravo show, My Life on the D-List. In her acceptance speech, Griffin said, Suck it, Jesus, this award is my God now. Fox will televise the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 16 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:
Mel Gibson. Michael Richards. Isaiah Washington. Imus. Jerry Lewis. Every time a celebrity offends a segment of the population, he pays a price, in one way or another. The question now is whether Kathy Griffin will pay a similar price for her outburst. And as we have learned, her verbal assault was calculated.
In an interview with Houstons gay magazine, OutSmart, Griffin described herself as a complete militant atheist. Unfortunately, her kind of vulgar in-your-face brand of hate speech found a receptive audience on Saturday: The Hollywood Reporter says her foul remark drew laughs.
It is incumbent upon Dick Askin, chairman and chief executive officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, to denounce Griffins obscene and blasphemous comment; a statement should also be read on Sunday. After all, it is his organization that is responsible for the Creative Arts Emmy event. Moreover, given the way the Hollywood crowd received Griffins remark, it falls to Askin to distance the Academy from this outrageous incident. We are contacting Griffins agent as well.
It is sure bet that if Griffin had said, Suck it, Muhammad, there would have been a very different reaction from the crowd and from the media who covered this event. To say nothing of the Muslim reaction.
Contact Askin at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll bet he mother is soooo proud.
She evidently won her Emmy by using her father’s death as part of her shtick. Seeing her other “creative” bits of humor such as describing the military as gun happy dim witted Southerners, it isn’t any surprise that chooses something like this to say.
She’s a rebellious teen vying for attention. Just a shame that she’s in her forties and hasn’t grown past that.
The price Kathy Griffin is paying for her blasphemy is being Kathy Griffin - a fate I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.
Welcome to the new America.
To publicly blaspheme Jesus is a sign of enlightenment and liberation. To transgress the rules of political correctness is a career ender.
Osama bin Laden soon come.
as it is there’s not much in her head and it’s a pretty ugly one...
As I said on an earlier thread, perhaps she blames Jesus for the horrible way her plastic surgery turned out.
There are not words to describe how loathsome a Godless liberal this woman is. Despicable
She’s a pig. End of story.
Another militant ex-Catholic. Pray pray pray for her! As repugnant and disgusting as her sentiments are, we need to pray more for her soul.
Whatever we worship — whatever we put before God becomes our idol.
For Kathy Griffin, she could have just been thankful for her Emmy for her role in “My Life on the D-List.” Now she’s censored for her in-your-face put-down of the role of Jesus Christ in her life.
Or should I say, lack of Christ in her life.
She picked up her Emmy and said, “This is my god now.”
Hey, Kathy, want to see your life on the F-list — “f” for flunky, for failure, for flopping in the ratings.
Now your comments are going to be edited down to something that won’t be so offensive to all of us Christians who will not be watching your show anymore.
Maybe then, you’ll be “o” for off the air.
But she's on my 'F' list.
She’s on my “S” list.
I agree, to that extent. I thought I read she calls herself an atheist, so why does she care about Jesus at all, going so far as to reference Him in a negative way in her thank you speech? Like so many atheists, she is the kind who is more anti-religion, than atheist. Of all the things she could have said during her short speech, a shot at Jesus was the best she could do? Very telling. Even if she comes out and says it was 'just' a joke...
When you still look like a drag queen after extensive plastic surgery, you were fugly to begin with....
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