Comedian Kathy Griffin who works for CNN posted this picture in which she is holding the faux blood-covered severed head of president Donald Trump.
The image is quite graphic and understandably disturbing to anyone because it immediately brings to mind one of the worst enemies of the humankind in the present times – ISIS-Evil Losers.
And who is the biggest enemy of ISIS at this time? Right, Donald Trump. See how that makes the photo disturbing?
She posted this ISIS-style beheading photo thinking that the world would applaud her for her bravery, and probably thought that president Trump or the people close to him won’t react on it.
However, this stunt of hers was followed by severe backlash from conservatives and Trump supporters. Not only that, leftist Chelsea Clinton and Kathy’s colleague at CNN, Anderson Cooper, condemned her act.
In addition to that, CNN finally severed ties with her by cancelling her show after advertisers pulled away from the network because they refused to fire her or even issue a statement for a long time following the backlash over her act.
This is what Trump’s reaction to the photo was:
Donald Trump Jr. sent out a bunch of tweets to Kathy’s employer, CNN, questioning them on their silence about her act, and putting pressure on them to fire her. Meanwhile, Melania Trump questioned her mental health.
“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” the first lady said in a statement issued by her press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, in response to a reporter’s question late Wednesday morning. “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
Looking at such an unexpected turn of events, Kathy Griffin issued an apology.
Scott Adams said that Kathy Griffin’s apology looked 100% sincere to him. Let me say here that Scott Adams may be one of the greatest observers of human nature and persuasion experts of our time.
What followed, however, proved Scott Adams’ observation about her apology wrong. And it also showed what a vile and disgusting creature Kathy Griffin is!
Shortly after issuing an apology, Kathy Griffin called a press conference to cry about how Trump family was bullying her!
One wonders whether she’s apologetic, or defiant and doubling-down? Can’t be both, right?
In the press conference, she calls Trump a bully, and says that Trump and his family were personally tying to ruin her life forever. Not only that, she brings up sexism by saying she she’s a woman in a very male-dominated field. She makes some jokes about Trump and, like a strong woman, says “He picked a wrong redhead.” But shortly after, she cries about losing her career and says that Trump broke her!
Really? Trump broke her? Or maybe, just maybe, her thoughtless and outrageous act caused her to lose her job and broke her? What was she thinking when she came out with an ISIS-style beheading photo of the president of her country?
Some people, including Scott Adams, say that she’s a comedian, and being provocative is what she does for a living. Hence, people should not be reacting the way they are about her act.
Now I am all for free speech and free expression of art, but note that Kathy Griffin is not some random comedian. She is a long-time Trump-hater who has called Trump “a piece of shit” and even said that she’ll go after his 11-year-old-son Barron in the past.
When that person comes up with a beheading photo of Trump, it is not funny. Kathy Griffin’s general position and her past remarks about Trump change the context here.
By the way, even if it had come from a random comedian, the photo is by no means funny. If there’s an ambiguity about the photo being funny, I fail to see it.
The truth of the matter is this: Women don’t know how to take responsibility for their actions. When their actions land them into trouble, they will expertly reframe the situation to take the victim position. This is classic female nature!
This tweet succinctly describes the press conference.
Stefan Molyneux has presented an excellent commentary on Kathy Griffin’s actions. It’s a worth a watch/listen.
He ends his commentary by addressing the death threats Kathy said she has been getting online. Here’s what he says: Suppose if Kathy Griffin receives in an email a photo of someone holding her severed bloody head, would she consider that a death threat?