From the D-List to the no-fly-list, comedian Kathy Griffin is no stranger to controversy. Now she's back in the spotlight and whipping it up on Twitter as only she can.
Griffin posted a tweet that points fingers but doesn't name names:
Griffin, explaining why she wouldn’t be among the many celebrity women joining the second year of the Women’s March this weekend, stopped short of providing any details.
But her fans took Griffin at her word and were having none of it. They came out in full support:
KATHY IS FEARLESS. SHES A TRAIL BLAZER. SHE USES HER VOICE FOR GOOD. But sometimes, the strongest of us all need to be held up in strength. So Kathy- pls know that soooo many women out there who KNOW you are a fearless advocate for us. Stand up and #UNITE❤️— Morgan Gregory (@MGregoryAuthor) January 20, 2018
You were a feminist & LGBTQ+ ally before it was trendy. I can't wait until this faux outrage dies down so I can see you on tour in the US again. 💖— Dakota 🥀 (@dakota_neff) January 20, 2018
It's ridiculous, because you once dared to express something that idiots overreacted to in order to apply their ignorant bully tactics. Stay positive ✌ You rock Kathy! 💪♥— selftransformingmachineelf (@SScheuerle) January 21, 2018
The photo Griffin posted with her tweet was a mash-up of the now infamous pic of her holding a likeness of Donald Trump's severed head and a response tweet from Soledad O'Brien, anchor of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, from eight months ago.
O'Brien didn't understand why Griffin used an old tweet in a post about the Women's March:
Ah, The dreaded Darkside of Feminism. Soledad, you just feel guilty and defensive for joining in on a dog pile over a photo. A photo. You conflated the issue. I do not associate you personally with the women’s march. I hope you’ll b more mindful next time. https://t.co/MnwRrkrGlY— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 21, 2018
My bad. You have permission for all marches in all states, good thru Feb 2019.— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) January 21, 2018
Some folks wondered who or what was stopping Griffin from marching:
Hate to be an ass, but why not just show up and march with folks. I am a huge fan, but don’t know what would keep you from going.— lisa ossie (@lisaossie) January 21, 2018
Wait, What? Can i get some insight as to how someone else decided to literally tell you where you can and cant go. I can see, you not being allowed at the White House, but you wouldn't want to be there anyway, it's a SHITHOLE!!! But anywhere else on earth, is free to roam.. pic.twitter.com/VvYL1Qyse6— richieny70 (@richieny70) January 21, 2018
Others felt Griffin's tweet was a play for attention:
Still playing the poor misunderstood victim? Nothin stopping you from hopping on a Greyhound.— Webb (@cobra429jet) January 21, 2018
And there's always somebody trying to upstage a comedian: