Kathy Griffin cancels shows, her attorney references GWAR, Marilyn Manson & Municipal Waste in press conference
You've probably heard by now that comedian Kathy Griffin did a photoshoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, where she was holding a decapitated head that strongly resembled Donald Trump. Maybe you also heard that Kathy apologized, and even after that, The President of the United States of America tweeted that she should be ashamed of herself, because that's how things go in 2017:
This also wasn't the first time Tyler beheaded Trump. He was the director of the Marilyn Manson's "Say10" video where Manson ripped pages out of a bible and a Trump lookalike was decapitated. (GWAR was still first though.)
Meanwhile, GWAR and Marilyn Manson's connections to this story don't end there. While defending Kathy Griffin against the scrutiny she's facing by Trump and his supporters in a recent press conference, Kathy's attorney Lisa Bloom used GWAR, Manson, and Municipal Waste as examples of male artists who have gotten away with "far more disturbing" anti-Trump imagery. She said:
Many male artists have created far more disturbing imagery. A Marilyn Manson music video shows him beheading a Trump figure. The band Municipal Waste has an image of Trump with a bloody gunshot to his head on a band t-shirt. The band G-W-A-R has violent images like this of president after president for years. They're all just considered bad boys. Unlike these male artists, Kathy apologized. Unlike these male artists, Kathy has endured the most powerful man in America and his family using their family to target her and her employees, after she apologized.
You can watch a video of that segment of the press conference below (via Metal Injection). The best part is that she calls GWAR "G, W, A, R."
In the wake of all this, Kathy has also cancelled upcoming live appearances, including her shows at New Brunswick's State Theatre and Staten Island's St. George Theatre. State Theatre posted on Facebook that the show was cancelled "after careful consideration of recent events and for the safety of our patrons." St. George Theatre's post reads: "The St. George Theatre does not endorse the actions or beliefs of any of its performers, and Ms. Griffin’s recent actions have severely inhibited our ability to fulfill our mission as a non-profit theatre serving the Staten Island community." To echo silive.com, Staten Island is known as the red borough for a reason (it's the only borough where Trump won).
GWAR, who (like Municipal Waste) are gearing up for Warped Tour, also reminded everyone that they don't apologize. Ever.
Meanwhile, unlike her now-ex CNN co-host Anderson Cooper, Alec Baldwin (who plays Trump on SNL), took to Twitter in support of Kathy: