Comedian Kathy Griffin said all of her work prospects have completely dried up since her controversial photo shoot simulating a decapitated President Trump, and blamed a “blacklisting” effort in Hollywood for it.
Here’s what she said:
“So what I want to address today is I’m getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I’ve lost my mind,” Griffin said in a YouTube video. “And I am admitting I lost my mind because it’s what made me a star in the first place, but I just want to be honest.”
“I’m fully in the middle of a blacklist,” she claimed, “a Hollywood blacklist. 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 kind of nobody has your back, and everyone thinks you’re crazy but a handful of people think I’m kinda onto something.”
“I just want you guys to know that when I get home I don’t have one single day of paid work in front of me and peopel that want me to go back and start in clubs and do ten minutes again, I don’t mean to be an *sshole but no,” the 57-year-old continued. “I’ve worked way too hard to go back and work for free and do the club scene again, because this is some bulls**t, because I’ve been blacklisted.”
“My legal bills are through the roof,” she said later in the statement. “I still say the end goal is for younger women and younger LGBT folks or disenfranchised people of any kind can watch me survive, and with a sense of humor.”
Here’s the video of Griffin’s comments:
Griffin has complained before that the photo stunt she pulled has cost her financially and limited her job prospects. She had photographed herself holding a simulated decapitated head of Trump.