Kathy Griffin says she’s been put on a “Hollywood blacklist” and can’t find work.
In a video titled “Kathy Griffin’s State of the Union,” the comedian explains the fallout she is receiving for posing with a fake severed head of President Donald Trump.
“I’m fully in the middle of a blacklist, a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I’m not booked on any talk shows. I’m selling tickets worldwide which is really hard when you don’t have any kind of a television platform and kind of nobody has your back,” Griffin says.
She understands that she “offended a lot of people” but says “this wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America like it has on me.”
Griffin has already lost endorsement deals, canceled stand-up shows and was fired from CNN’s “New Year’s Eve” special with ex-friend Anderson Cooper. Andy Cohen has since been hired as her replacement.
“I just want you guys to know that when I get home I don’t have one single day of paid work in front of me…my legal bills are through the roof…I still say the end goal is for younger women and younger LGBT folks or disenfranchised people of any kind can watch me survive, and with a sense of humor,” Griffin continues.