It was a rough week for edgy comedian Kathy Griffin after she appeared in a photo with the severed head of President Trump. America, the butthurt, decided the picture was so bad that Griffin deserved to be maligned in the press, fired from CNN and basically left to the wolves. This post isn’t about what is deemed as distasteful because comedians aren’t required to tell jokes that are palatable for the majority. A great comedian’s job is to tell the truth, exposed the absurdity and through that joke we are connected to the same human experience. Griffin made a fatal mistake. She apologized. The great comedians such as Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers never fucking apologized for the joke they told and that is why they were respected and revered. If you are the type of comedian that really gives a fuck what people think, you will never be one of the greats. You’ll be like Griffin apologizing for what is an inalienable right to free speech.
We are seeing trends of a leader who wants to silence you. Under President Trump’s reign as Terrorist in Chief, we’ve seen journalists maligned and bullied, we’ve seen this orange turd try to use intimidation to keep things out of the press and now we see comedians being force to apologize for jokes, including photos, to an admitted pussy grabber! How fucking crazy is that?
When comedians are intimidated into making apologies it’s just one small step towards forcibly silencing everyone you, remember that. Our right to say whatever the fuck we want is what has kept America free and great for the last 241 years despite what this orange asshat in the White House says or does.
In honor of Kathy Griffin and freedom of speech, fuck you Trump, you headless moron.