Kathy Griffin Threw Giuliana Rancic Right Under The Bus
If anyone still gives a shit about the Giuliana Rancic/Zendaya weed business that caused Kelly Osbourne to quit Fashion Police, here’s Kathy Griffin completely throwing Giuliana under the bus. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
S: Do you think this would have been an issue if you had said the joke, rather than Giuliana?
KG: Probably not. But I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place. Some dude wrote it for her.
As for why Kathy Griffin wouldn’t have told the joke, she’s not not into low-hanging fruit:
My approach is ALWAYS to go for the laugh, be as inappropriate as possible, but also change with the times. Comedy requires evolution as much as any business. My goal would be to bring the comedic sensibility of any show I enter or take over into a more modern way of thinking … and laughing. The show wanted to do a running segment called “Whore Score.” Um, no thanks. I think we can do better. Look, God knows my — how shall I say — repertoire over all these years on TV and live touring has used some language I wouldn’t use today, but people just aren’t into that stuff anymore and I get it. Name-calling and alliteration with no comedic context is simply the lowest hanging fruit. If I’m making fun of Oprah, I don’t just scream, “She’s fat. G’night everybody.” I do an impression of her hilarious voice, I quote episodes of “Favorite Things,” I even tell a story of my personal experience about being on her show. I do NOT say she’s a terrible talk show host or actress. I do not say she isn’t beautiful. She BEHAVES in a way that my audiences have found amusing for years. And, God willing, Stedman and Gayle will come around.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to follow around Anderson Cooper so he can constantly rebuff my sexual advances. Haha! Get it? It’s because he’s gay! High-hanging fruit! — Holy shit, that works on two levels. Someone dip Giuliani in ink and write that down.”