That’s a superhero movie I actually want to see! (Wonder Woman left me feeling empty, despite all the reviews.) Rueful comedienne Kathy Griffin has split our nation down the center (*eye-roll*) and finally defined her comedic legacy – fake decapitated POTUS heads and weepy press conferences! While Trumpets want HER head, and the rest of us roll our eyes at a bad choice exacerbated by attention whoring, celebrities are coming to Kathy’s defense.
One ragey famous person who is no stranger to saying crazy shit and getting called on it is Alec Baldwin. “Our Greatest Living Trump Impersonator” pulled on his superhero tights and cape and flew to Twitter to take some bullets for Ms. Griffin.
Alec brought up an incident where he went on Conan O’Brien’s show in 1998 and joked about stoning a politician to death. It didn’t go over well for Alec. Actually, I thought him going after the barista was worse. Who cares about politicians? Baristas slake our thirst! And didn’t he use homophobic language? Although, I’ve recycled “uptight queen” on occasion, but I’m allowed to, because I like boys. Anyway, here’s Alec’s statement, via USWeekly:
“The whole Henry Hyde thing w Conan, where we bring out an oxygen mask at the end? a joke. That’s what I thought. That’s what we intended. No one walked out of the studio and said, ‘No! We’re serious!’ No one. but all your gutless, weasels in the GOP insisted that I actually threatened Hyde. They played the victim beautifully.”
One could argue that Kathleen is also playing the victim beautifully, but I’ll keep my mouth shut and keep copying and pasting.
The Match Game host then told Griffin, 56, to ignore the haters — and the president himself. “Kathy…f–k them,” he tweeted. “F–k them all. No 1 believes u meant 2 threaten Trump. Trump is such a senile idiot, all he has is Twitter fights. Ignore him. Like the leaders of all the other countries in the world. Ignore him.”
When #TrumpHead2017 first went down, President TwitterFingers tweeted that Kathy should be “ashamed of herself” and that his 10-year-old son Barron was traumatized. Alec decided to tweet some more on it.
“Do you honestly believe that a stand up comedienne who has alternately entertained and offended audiences for decades, woke up one day and decided to kill the President or anyone for that matter? This demonizing of Kathy Griffin is another ridiculous distraction.”
That’s very gallant of Alec. He understands anger-based humor better than anyone. After all, he is married to a woman named Hilarious who does yoga on planes. You’d HAVE to have a vast sense of humor to get through that.