“Comedian” Kathy Griffin, who is on a world tour titled “Laugh Your Head Off,” in a direct reference to an earlier photo stunt she pulled, in which she held a fake “bloody” head resembling President Trump, has now posted her very own “State of the Union” video speech.
In the video Griffin posted Saturday, she complained that she’s on a “Hollywood blacklist,” and can’t get any work.
“I’m getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I’ve lost my mind. And I am admitting I lost my mind – it’s what made me a star in the first place,” she raved.
“As far as what we’re going through, and hoping this is a turning point for feminism and women’s equality, I just want you to know, that at 57, for me, it’s not a marathon, it’s a sprint, so I don’t have a lot of time to be patient,” she said.
“Don’t be too hard on me. I’m fully in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist,” Griffin complained. “It is real, I’m not booked on any talk shows. I’m selling tickets worldwide, which is really hard when you don’t have any kind of a television platform and nobody has your back and everyone thinks you’re crazy.”
“I just want you guys to know, when I get home, I do not have one single day of paid work in front of me. And people that want me to go back and start in [comedy] clubs and do ten minutes again, I don’t mean to be an asshole, but no. I’m not going to do that,” she continued. “I’ve worked way too hard to go back and work for free and do the club scene again…this is some bullshit, because I’ve been blacklisted.”
“My legal bills are through the roof,” Griffin lamented, saying she can’t support anymore fundraisers with free shows. She said the “end goal” is so that “younger women, younger LGBT folks, or disenfranchised folks of any kind can watch me survive,” and claimed the backlash against her over the Trump beheading photo is just an attack on women.
“I’m not going to lie. It’s going to be hard when I go home and I don’t have one show in my future,” Griffin explained. “I think I should be able to get my life back. So, I know I took a picture that offended a lot of people, but this wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America the way it has on me.”
Watch the entire rant below:
Welcome to Pop-off Saturday. This video’s only about 5 minutes…. Join me won’t you?https://t.co/zU9DZku3BZ
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 18, 2017