Kathy Griffin threw herself down a pretty deep hole last year when she decided posing with a fake, decapitated head resembling our President would make a great photo--and rather than try to crawl her way back out, the brash comedian seems to just keep on digging.
While speaking with USA Today to promote her new tour, "Laugh Your Head Off," Griffin took a swipe at fellow comedian Kevin Hart for not attacking, or even mentioning, Donald Trump in his stand-up routine.
“I do feel like this is such an anxiety-ridden time for everyone that there is a thirst for all kinds of comedy,” Griffin told the news network. “And look, if you want to not hear about Trump at all, go see Kevin Hart. He doesn't even mention Trump.”
That's not where this gets crazy, though. While the comment was probably unnecessary, it's nothing to throw a fit over. But of course, as we've all learned this past year, Griffin doesn't know where to draw line (or she does, and she's just hellbent on crossing it).
“I personally think that's a p---- move because he's a black man,” she went on. “But I guess he's selling more tickets than I ever will.”
If you're wondering "what does being a black man have to do with it?" you're not the only one.
Social media users were quick to call out Griffin for the racist remark.
Who cares the color of his skin? Why is that even a factor? Maybe he just doesn’t care. She has seriously lost her mind.— Joshua Raymond (@jraymond0412) June 14, 2018
Whitesplaining to a black man how to be black. Racist much?— Pam (@Pam14490553) June 14, 2018
@kathygriffin with another example of how liberals think they own black thought— Bernie Brass Head (@drtronbanzai) June 14, 2018
So you are saying that a man should act a certain way because he is black?? That is the definition of prejudice. You are digging yourself a deeper hole.— Kathy Lewis (@mklewis11) June 14, 2018
Wow @kathygriffin For someone who doesn’t like being judged, you sure don’t practice what you preach. Have you learned nothing?? ???????— Mark J (@marjenjr) June 14, 2018
Griffin did get one thing right, though. Hart will definitely be selling more seats than her, especially now.
Kevin actually has a brain and knows math. If the country is alienated and divided in two, then why bash half your audience? Kathy sticking to the 50% hate side being she doesn't have Kevin's talent and has to default to insults.— G (@momomiester) June 14, 2018
Attacking Trump is probably the least dangerous and most socially acceptable thing that almost every celebrity has engaged in... I think her use of the word ‘p—-y’ is in fact the complete opposite of its true definition.— Robert Chorolovski (@RobChorolovski) June 14, 2018
Not to mention, if ANYONE on the right had said something even remotely similar to her statement, the outrage machine would be turned up to "high," churning out complaints about some oppressive, racist ruling class.
To say it was a dumb move is an understatement.
Griffin even said it herself, "there is a thirst for all kinds of comedy" these days, and not everyone wants to listen to someone bad-mouth our President for sixty long minutes. That routine is a bit...stale.
As for Kevin Hart, he had the best response of all: none.