When Kathy Griffin made the decision to pair with controversial photographer, Tyler Shields, last May she was immediately blackballed at every US venue. She has not been able to book a job in the United States since she posted the distasteful picture. She immediately lost her job hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve show with her friend Anderson Cooper. I don’t feel like this press conference that Kathy held did her any favors. It made her look like a whiner and a victim when it was her action that set all of the ramifications in place. Kathy apologized at the time but she later rescinded her apology and removed the apology video from her social media. Kathy has been doing her standup in Australia and New Zealand lately.
I feel like it was appropriate for Kathy to lose her job at CNN because it is a news/political station. I understand the US standup venues cancelling her show because she was getting death threats and it put the attendees at risk. But I really don’t understand her being permanently black balled from ever doing her standup here. That seems a bit harsh. She used poor judgment. It happens. It should not be a life sentence.
Kathy was very hurt by Anderson Cooper’s comments about her misjudgment. I feel like Anderson had no choice as a newscaster to denounce her artistic choice. I feel like Kathy probably was so hurt that she struck out in anger and permanently damaged her relationship with Anderson. Recently, Kathy gave an interview where she called Anderson a “spineless heiress” for abandoning their friendship. Clearly this relationship is irretrievably broken.
Something happened between Kathy Griffin and Andy Cohen a few years ago. Here is a post about the situation between Andy, Anderson and Kathy in 2015. It seems that the end of Kathy’s Bravo shows was acrimonious.
Which leads up to today’s bizarre TMZ interview with Andy Cohen about Kathy Griffin.
He’s clearly being a total dick and doing the whole Mariah Carey thing when asked about Beyonce. His doucheyness is on full display. This is the real Andy Cohen who invites people who hate each other to his cocktail parties just to see them fight.
Here was Kathy Griffin’s response.
Even when it's on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic https://t.co/geqFsLtWy1
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2017
I’ve been screaming about Andy Cohen’s misogyny here for years. It’s blatant. My question is why was Kathy Griffin willing to put up with it for a paycheck just like all the real housewives do? You can’t be complicit in the misogyny and the whine about it once the checks stop coming.
Am I the only one who wonders why Anderson Cooper maintains such a close relationship with Andy? Do you think Kathy Griffin deserves what she is getting?