Alec Baldwin has just joined the list of celebrities who are defending Kathy Griffin’s video in which she raised the bloody, severed head of President Trump. The 59-year-old actor who has new found fame because of his portrayal of Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” joined other actors like Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx in support of what Griffin did.
Baldwin tweeted this weekend: “Kathy….baby…I’ve been there,” he continued by referencing his own controversy over a bit he did about Representative Henry Hyde on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien. “The whole Henry Hyde thing with Conan, where we bring out an oxygen mask at the end? A joke,” he recalled. “That’s what I thought. That’s what we intended. No one walked out of the studio and said, ‘No, we’re serious!’ No one. But all your gutless, weasels in the GOP insisted I actually threatened Hyde. They played the victim beautifully.”
Baldwin got downright graphic as he wrote further, “Kathy…f**k them. F**k them all. No 1 believes u meant 2 threaten Trump. Trump is such a senile idiot, all he has is Twitter fights,” he continued. “Ignore him. Like all the leaders of the other countries in the world. Ignore him.”
Jim Carrey also weighed in on the controversy in an interview with ET saying, “I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times — because that line is not real.” He went on to note that comedians are “the last line of defense” and the “last voice of truth” when it come to politics in America today.
Jamie Foxx had this to say regarding Kathy Griffin and the comedians that she represents, “Listen, as comedians, sometimes you do go beyond, past the line,” Foxx admitted. “I still love Kathy Griffin. 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.” He went on to challenge America, “Don’t kill the comedian,” Foxx said. “There’s a lot of people out here doing really bad things and every time a comedian says anything, says something about peanuts, [people say], ‘You’re peanut-shaming!’ [A comedian] says something about dolphins [people say], ‘Oh my god, you’re a dolphin-shamer.’ We’re the comics, we’re entertainers, we don’t mean any harm. It’s not the comedian’s fault for everything that’s going wrong, man. Trust me. The world is filled with people that mean you harm and we sit and we give them a pass,” Foxx continued. “So I know she made her mistake or whatever, and we’re all going to make mistakes, but you need us, man, because we’re there to make you laugh.”
So what do you think about Baldwin, Carrey and Foxx and their support of Griffin? We look forward to seeing your comments.
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