Kathy Griffin is on her biggest media tour since the infamous Trump beheading photograph, and I was personally wondering how long it would take her to say something objectively odious. I mean, not just something that certain individuals might find distasteful, but something that even a Hollywood type would find legitimately, horribly, terribly odious.
Her comments about comedian Kevin Hart certainly came close — she insinuated that she knew what was best for black comedians to be talking about, which usually isn’t a spectacular idea for someone three shades paler than milk.
And now, thanks to a tweet about Melania Trump and immigration, Griffin again is nearing that line where even Meryl Streep might be caught up short, gape-jawed and offended.
However, if Meryl isn’t going to take Griffin to task, razor-sharp James Woods certainly will.
So, to begin, you’ve probably no doubt heard that Melania Trump issued a statement on the current immigration kerfuffle, stating that she “hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together,” adding that “we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with a heart.”
This led to plenty of contemplation in the media about whether this statement was Melania’s alone or whether it was orchestrated by the White House, and what it means going forward. Less contemplative was Griffin’s vulgar take on it, which misspelled Melania’s name, apparently to make a point, and invoked comedian Samantha Bee’s infamous slur against Ivanka Trump.
“F— you, Melanie (sic),” Griffin tweeted. “You know damn well your husband can end this immediately…you feckless complicit piece of s—.” (The original tweet is here, in case you’re the type that’s really bad at playing swear-word “Wheel of Fortune.”)
As for “Melanie,” the reference is likely to a May tweet in which the president misspelled his wife’s name. I wouldn’t put it past Griffin to have just misspelled it in blind, foaming rage, however.
“Feckless,” you might recall, is one half of the two-word formulation that landed Bee in trouble not all that long ago. Even if Griffin didn’t forget how to spell Melania’s name, she forgot what happens to those who forget history. And when you consider that “history” is just weeks old in this case, that’s really saying something.
Of course, Griffin may have been counting on something — namely, we have even lower standards for her than we do for Samantha Bee. That’s actually pretty impressive, but I guess once you hold up an effigy of the blood-soaked head of the current president, people set their mental bar for your behavior as low as they can.
And yet, she continues to fail to clear it. This is, after all, a woman who has lost an endorsement with Squatty Potty. When she’s hit rock bottom, she doesn’t bring out a shovel, she calls in the excavator drill.
And, as Woods pointed out in a tweet, she’s not exactly alone.
This is all they have left: bile, profanity, and insipidity. https://t.co/oXaUjA8Oih
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 18, 2018
David Limbaugh — lawyer, conservative commentator and brother of some other guy who has a radio show — also weighed in on the controversy.
I am getting so sick of these vile creatures. It’s no accident that many of these leftists “entertainers” descend into this deep pit of true hatred. They know they have a welcome audience for every such debased utterance — an audience that encourages and rewards them. https://t.co/E3xybsZifL
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) June 18, 2018
And that’s the thing: These very “tolerant” entertainers have audiences that are just as “tolerant” as they are — although the only thing that they really tolerate is vulgarity and attacks on anyone who dares to disagree with them.
And not only do they tolerate it, they celebrate it.
No, this may not be the objectively odious moment I was hoping for from the odious Ms. Griffin, but I have no doubt that it’ll come very soon. After all, someone so “tolerant” can’t help but say something completely abhorrent sooner or later.