Comedian Kathy Griffin has asked if she is ‘un-cancelled’ following Trump’s departure from the White House, but why was she ‘cancelled’ in the first place? Let’s find out.
Yesterday marked the day that Joe Biden was sworn in as President and Trump finished his time in office.
During the inauguration, famous Comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted asking her followers if she was ‘un-cancelled’ now, but why? Well, it all relates back to a 2017 stunt involving Donald Trump and a fake severed head.
If you don’t remember what happened, here’s exactly why Kathy Griffin was ‘cancelled’.
Who is Kathy Griffin?
Kathy Griffin is an American comedian and actress.
The 60-year-old from Los Angeles is most known for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List which ran from 2005 to 2010. The show won Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007 and 2008.
However, she has also been part of many comedy specials for HBO and Bravo, released her own comedy albums, an autobiography and appeared in some famous TV shows like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Why was Kathy Griffin ‘cancelled?’
Kathy Griffin was ‘cancelled’ on the internet back in 2017 after a social media stunt gained a hugely negative reaction.
She posted a gruesome photo on Twitter in which she was holding a fake decapitated head of Donald Trump, who was President at the time.
The photo gained a lot of backlash online, and according to the BBC, Donald Trump even spoke out and said the photo was “sick” whilst his wife Melania described it as “disturbing”.
At the time, Kathy Griffin presented CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast and had been doing so since 2009. However, following the photo, CNN terminated their agreement with Kathy.
She made a public apology on social media, posting a video to Twitter in which she said:
“I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic, I crossed the line. I moved the line and then I crossed it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it affects people. It wasn’t funny, I get it. I beg for your forgiveness.”
However, Kathy said at the time that she didn’t think she would “ever have a career after this” and openly said: “Trump broke me”.
Kathy tweets “am I un-cancelled now?” following Trump’s departure
Yesterday marked a big day in the US political calendar, with Joe Biden being inaugurated as 46th President of the United States and Donald Trump leaving the White House.
So, if Trump Trump isn’t the president anymore, does that mean Kathy’s tweet can finally be forgotten and she can be ‘un-cancelled’ on the internet? Well, that’s what she’s trying to find out.
Kathy took to Twitter on Wednesday (January 21st) to make a joke, writing: “So, am I uncancelled now?”
Lots of Twitter users actually replied saying yes, so it seems like four years after the stunt, Kathy Griffin might have finally been forgiven.