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Kathy Griffin Is Sorry For that Trump Photo, But the Secret Service Is Investigating Her Anyway

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Here’s what’s happened in the past 19 hours: perpetual try-hard Kathy Griffin tweeted a photo of herself holding an extremely bloody and realistic (though extremely fake) decapitated head of Donald Trump, people got mad and accused her of promoting violence, Squatty Potty dumped her as a brand spokesperson, she deleted the image from her feed, she uploaded an apology video, and then President Trump tweeted that she “should be ashamed of herself.” Oh, and at some point during that timeline, the Secret Service got involved.

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TMZ reports today that they have “launched an investigation into ‘the circumstances surrounding the photo shoot’” and will likely interview both Griffin and the photographer, Tyler Shields, who is perhaps best known for the damage he’s done to Birkin bags.

It’s unclear what will come of the investigation (though my guess is “not much”), but her awkward apology video suggests Griffin isn’t exactly optimistic about what this whole debacle will do to her career.

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[TMZ]


You know what the opposite of Kathy Griffin being investigated by the Secret Service over a photo of her holding a fake decapitated head of Donald Trump is? Jennifer Garner doing literally anything! She’s on the cover of People this week because our beloved “insiders” are claiming that she “isn’t ready to date.”

“Ben was the love of her life,” they claim, adding that the couple formerly known as Bennifer 2.5 “want to be sure the kids are comfortable.”

I don’t have much to say about this other than “sources who use that kind of intimate language about the lives of celebrities are weird.”

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[People]


Here are three photos. One is of Darren Criss, one is of Adam Levine, one is of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, and all are bad for different reasons.

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  • Can’t wait to hear Ariel Winter’s response to the response to her Memorial Day photos. [ONTD]
  • “I am not the one to sit around and be played.” - Destiny’s Child/Gregg Sulkin [Hollywood Life]
  • Felicity goss is the only goss I require. [People]
  • I’m surprised Britney Spears and that one guy are still going strong. [Us Weekly]

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DISCUSSION

This Kathy Griffin situation has had me seething and is a prime example of why I’m hesitant to identify as a liberal/Democrat despite my politics aligning with them.

Liberals are so fucking addicted to being seen as above it all and virtuous and on a moral high horse at the expense of everything else. They played into conservatives’ double standards (A-FUCKING-GAIN) and rushed to pile on Griffin when JUST LAST FUCKING WEEK a GOP candidate for Congress BEAT A REPORTER’S ASS ON AUDIO TAPE, refused to really apologize, the GOP refused to apologize, and that candidate won the race pretty easily.

Ted fucking Nugent was just in the White House last month taking smug pictures in front of Hillary’s First Lady portrait after he’s made numerous death threats to both her and President Obama. He has never apologized and the GOP has never been forced to apologize for him. But when brow beaten into apologizing for Kathy Griffin, liberals fall right into the trap so they can show the world how much “better than them” they are. Now, conservatives are going on and on about “Can you imagine if we had done something like this to Obama?” as if they FUCKING DIDN’T FOR EIGHT YEARS. And liberals are just looking down at their shoes saying “Yes, sir” and allowing them to ignore that fact. Fucking pansy ass nerds.

Instead of “When they go low, we go high.” it should be “When they go low, we go high, then they win elections and control every level of government in the country while we get to keep our smug, self-important sense of satisfaction of being morally superior while doing nothing to advance our superior policies that would actually improve the nation.”