Jim Carey has Kathy Griffin’s back. Carey comes to Griffin’s defense after the backlash she received from the photo of her holding a depiction of President Donald Trump’s bloodied head.
Although Griffin apologized for the photo by posting a video on Twitter soon after, by Wednesday, she was fired from her job as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, which she had since 2007. She said “I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I move the line, then I cross it. The image went way too far,” she confessed. “I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it… I made a mistake, and I was wrong.” Griffin also lost an endorsement deal with Squatty Potty, and has had at least five of her stand-up shows canceled since the photo scandal.
Carey says “I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times — because that line is not real,” he argues that as comedians they are the last voice of truth and it’s impossible to get away from it.
According to People Carey had some words for Griffin, “So, uh, Kathy Griffin? Hold up a severed leg as well!” he added, “I don’t know if it’s funny, but I don’t think the joke is the problem. Don’t worry about it. Don’t worry for your existence. All of this is meaningless… all of creation is just God’s Fidget Spinner. It’s really not important. What’s important is that we’re all here.”
Trump had something to say about the photo via Twitter.
Carrey isn’t the only to come to griffin’s defense TV host, Larry King, told TMZ that he wouldn’t have fired her “She’s my friend, she made a mistake. She apologized. Let it go.” Actor Jamie Foxx told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday “I still love Kathy Griffin,” Foxx said. “She went past the line, she’ll pay for it in the way she pays for it, and we’ll go out and we’ll laugh with her again.” Foxx went on to say “Don’t kill the comedian.”
Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and death threats she has received. In a news conference today, Griffin’s attorney Lisa Bloom accused Trump and his family of “using their power to target her.” Griffin and Bloom believe that she has been received harsher backlash because she is a woman. She apologized again during the press conference, although she said will still use Trump for her comedic material, “I’m going to make fun of him more now.”