Every Time Kathy Griffin Proved She Was Woke AF

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - MAY 06:  Kathy Griffin performs at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on May 6, 2016 in Thousand Oaks, California.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/WireImage)

Every Time Kathy Griffin Proved She Was Woke AF

The comic's always been culturally aware.

Published June 2, 2017

Though Kathy Griffin is being attacked for the now infamously inappropriate photo of President Trump, she has apologized and it appears conservatives are trying to destroy her career for eternity. However, looking back on Kathy's time in the entertainment industry, when it comes to equality, Kathy has always been woke.

  1. In the wake of the bubbling controversy which followed after Griffin participated in a photoshoot where she held a replica of Trump's head covered in blood, the comedian has spoken out in mercy. Further expounding on her apology, she revealed that the Trumps have been actively trying to sabotage her life and career ever since the photo was published. She even went as far as to admit that she believes her career is over as she knows it. 

    Take a look at her emotional explanation in the press conference clip below:

    Though many consider Kathy's latest actions inexcusable, one thing that has never waned is her cultural awareness and sensitivity. Yes, she has made controversial jokes, but the comic has always been on the right side of justice.

    Take a look at the several moments throughout her career where she proved she was woke.

  2. Speaking up for diversity in comedy:

    "I'm a female in comedy, so of course I want there to be more women on SNL, and women of color," she said.

  3. When She Called Out Her White Friends for Not Knowing Kevin Hart and Kat Williams:

    In the same interview above, the comedian also mentioned how she was shocked to learn that many of her white friends weren't familiar with two of the biggest Black comedians known today.

    "I can't believe how many of my white friends don't know Kevin Hart and Katt Williams."

    (Photos from left: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
    (Photos from left: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
  4. When Kathy Griffin Clapped Back at Piers Morgan for Blaming the Economy on President Obama:
  5. When She Teamed With Cher Against Mitt Romney Trying to Turn Back Time on Women:
  6. When She Dragged Super Conservative Michele Bachmann:
  7. When She Clapped Back at Trump for his 'Grab Her by the P***y' comment:
  8. When She Wasn't Here for Giuliana Rancic's Comments About Zendaya's Hair:

    During Fashion Police's coverage of the 2015 Oscars, co-host Giuliana Rancic commented on Zendaya's dreadlocked hair, insensitively saying the hairstyle made her look like she "smells of patchouli oil… or weed.”

    Kathy Griffin shared why she thought the joke was in poor taste:

    “I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place. Some dude wrote it for her... Don’t have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on Fashion Police. You have enough great insider gossip from actually being ON the red carpet. That’s what fans want to hear the next day. Just talk and be yourself.”

    (Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter, Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue)
    (Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter, Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue)

Recap the latest developments in Griffin's scandal in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Jeff Golden/WireImage)

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