Trump supporters harassing Carnegie Hall over Kathy Griffin show
If you don’t know, the tour’s name is a reference to the controversy she found herself in when she did a satirical photo shoot while holding a fake decapitated head that bore a some resemblance to our current president. Griffin backed off her initial apology and has continued to say a lot of stuff about Trump, and recently slammed First Lady Melania Trump for her “both sides” stance on the current family separation policy:
Fuck you, Melanie. You know damn well your husband can end this immediately…you feckless complicit piece of shit. https://t.co/5NsoFgMuLr
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 17, 2018
Remember when you lied and used your innocent 11-year-old son to attack me over a photo?
Now you're putting innocent children in camps. Your hypocrisy and lack of empathy know no bounds. https://t.co/djn25CF3EO
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 20, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Trump supporters are contacting venues hosting Griffin shows — like Carnegie Hall — demanding them to be canceled, which is what happened with her last tour.
Please stop Kathy Griffin from performing at Carnegie Hall. Call 212-247-7800. In 2007, she defamed JESUS. Please check out her quote on my profile. I don't care about followers. I want JESUS back in the USA!
— alwaysright (@alwaysr39162078) June 20, 2018
PLS CONTACT CARNEGIE HALL AT 212-247-7800, ASK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION, THEN AS MARIAH OR EMILY TO CONNECT YOU WITH SEBASTIAN ARMOZA AND EXPRESS HOW KATHY GRIFFIN'S APPEARANCE WILL STAIN THE VENUE'S 100+ YR REPUTATION. ASK THEM TO CANCEL HER SHOW.
— Hunter (@Hunter50214729) June 18, 2018
I called and talked to Sebastian. He was very nice and said they are logging the calls. He also said they are getting a lot of feedback! I hope they cancel her!
— linda tuten (@lindatuten3) June 18, 2018
— PlanetEarth (@PlanetEarth4m) June 18, 2018
Lots of folks on Twitter have come to Kathy’s defense, like here:
If spreading hatred and lies is a reason to cancel then why is trump still president? Cancel him now! Kathy speaks truth in some hard language. You just don’t want to listen.
— Sally Dehner (@sally_dehner) June 20, 2018
Kathy supporters have also launched a campaign to counter the haters, and are also reaching out to venues like Carnegie Hall to let them know that they are happy about the booking (incidentally, the Carnegie Hall show is a Live Nation produced event, so Carnegie Hall themselves aren’t even fully involved in the decision).
Thanks for the number and contact! Will call first thing in the morning with a message of support for Kathy. (P.S. Feck Melanie.)
— NovemberIsComing (@shannon_craine) June 19, 2018
Kathy has also responded to these “cancel” tweets:
Someone also recently tried to get Kathy thrown off Twitter for her comments on Melania but Twitter saw no reason to do so:
Keep trying motherfuckers pic.twitter.com/CKK7iknm2W
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 19, 2018
All Kathy Griffin tour dates are listed, along with video of Kathy on a recent Late Night with Seth Meyers, below.
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Kathy Griffin – 2018 Tour Dates
Jun 20th 7:30pm The Vets On Sale Now Providence, RI
Jun 21st 8pm Boch Center Shubert Theatre SOLD OUT Boston, MA
Jun 25th 8pm Radio City Music Hall On Sale Now New York, NY
Jun 26th 8pm Carnegie Hall Sold Out New York, NY
Jun 28th 8pm The Chicago Theatre On Sale Now Chicago, IL
Jul 19th 8pm Dolby Theatre Few Seats Remain Los Angeles, CA
Jul 20th 8pm Dolby Theatre Second Show Added – On Sale Now Los Angeles, CA
Jul 28th 8pm Civic Theatre On Sale Now San Diego, CA
Aug 3rd 8pm Belk Theatre On Sale Now Charlotte, NC
Aug 18th 8pm Winspear Opera House On Sale Now Dallas, TX
Aug 19th 7:30pm Bass Hall On Sale Now Austin, TX
Aug 20th 8pm Jones Hall On Sale Now Houston, TX
Aug 22nd 8pm Ellie Caulkins Opera House On Sale Now Denver, CO
Sept 12th 8pm Adrienne Arsht Center On Sale Now Miami, FL
Sept 13th 8pm Bob Carr Theater On Sale Now Orlando, FL
Sept 21st 8pm Cobb Energy PAC On Sale Now Atlanta, GA
Oct 6th 8pm Merriam Theatre at Kimmel Center Few Seats Remain Philadelphia, PA
Oct 25th 8pm State Theatre On Sale Now Minneapolis, MN
Oct 26th 8pm Fisher Theatre On Sale Now Detroit, MI