Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Live on the G-list....GOD'S LIST!!!

I'm not one for gossip, but I got glued to the television this morning when I heard the ladies on the view talking about Kathy Griffin. Here is some info:

LOS ANGELES -- Before Kathy Griffin won a creative arts Emmy last weekend for her reality show, "My Life on the D-List," she joked that an award would move her to the C-list.

She was right: "C" as in censored. The TV academy said her raucous acceptance speech will be edited when the event, which was taped, is shown Saturday on the E! channel. The main prime-time Emmy Awards air the next night on Fox.

"Kathy Griffin's offensive remarks will not be part of the E! telecast on Saturday night," the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said in a statement Monday.

In her speech, Griffin said that "a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."
She went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim, "This award is my god now!"
The comedian's remarks were condemned Monday by Catholic League President Bill Donohue, who called them a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."

According to the TV academy and E!, when the four hour-plus ceremony is edited into a two-hour program, Griffin's remarks will be shown in "an abbreviated version" in which some language may be bleeped.

I am so pleased to hear that they will be editing her remarks. I understand free-speech, but I do believe there is a line you don't cross and this is one o those.

I pray for Kathy and that she will come to know the God that I know.


Shane Coffman said...

I used to be a Kathy Griffin fan long ago...she was on some sitcom that I liked (Suddenly Susan, perhaps?).

But her current show and her stand up comedy is full of filth. So, sadly, I'm not surprised that this is her attitude.

She was free to say what she wanted, but E! is equally free not to air her comments on their station. I'm glad that was their choice.

I pray God is even right now cutting through the layers of insecurity and anger she is feeling and expressing in her comments, because she must be in a very dark place.

Brenda said...

Someone told me that in her stand up act she said she knows she's going to Hell. I pray that doesn't happen to her and that she finds God to fill her heart and not the filth. It may not happen, but I will know I did my part by praying for her.