Kathy Griffin Pays Heavier Price for Image With Bloody Trump Head. Now Her Whole Tour Is Going Up in Flames
In a press conference on Friday, comedian Kathy Griffin said that her career might be over. And she could be right.
Griffin's gross photo shoot where she held up a severed fake head of President Donald Trump is costing her big-time.
First, she lost her contract with CNN to do New Year's Eve coverage and her position as the spokesperson for Squatty Potty.
Her twisted stunt was enough to get the commander in chief to fire off a tweet condemning her. The first lady didn't stay silent, either.
Griffin's friend, Senator Al Franken (MN-D), dropped a scheduled appearance with the comedian following complaints from his constituents. And the remainder of her tour just went up in flames as well.
Griffin had seven appearances marked on the calendar for her summer tour. Each one of the venues has cut ties with Griffin.
Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico:
The performance by Kathy Griffin on July 22nd has been cancelled. Edit: Any guests that did purchase tickets will receive a full refund.
Sunset Theatre in Carmel, California:
Sunset Center does not endorse or condone the activities or beliefs of any of its performers. Regarding the recent controversy with Kathy Griffin, we have heavily considered all factors involving a decision to cancel her performance on October 13.
With Ms. Griffin's public apology and release of any further contractual obligation, we are now confirming 100% cancellation of the performance scheduled here at the Sunset Center on October 13.
Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley, California:
UPDATE: Kathy Griffin's June 16th event has been cancelled.
Nevada County does not condone or support violence or violent imagery of any kind. The Center for the Arts is also very concerned and is currently speaking with Kathy Griffin’s agent. We have confidence they will handle the situation responsibly and in the best interest of our community. We are waiting for the Center for the Arts to find a resolution before taking action. We appreciate everyone for their patience while a resolution is found.
The St. George Theatre in Staten Island:
The Kathy Griffin performance scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 has been canceled. 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.
Refunds for Ms. Griffin’s November 2nd engagement are now available at the original point of purchase, via Ticketmaster or the St. George Theatre Box Office.
The State Theatre in New Jersey:
Please note: After careful consideration of recent events and for the safety of our patrons, Kathy Griffin’s November 3rd performance has been cancelled. All Kathy Griffin ticket buyers will be issued a full refund. If you purchased your tickets on Ticketmaster please call 800-745-3000. If you purchased your tickets through another party, please contact them directly.
The Uptown Theatre in Napa:
Kathy Griffin’s appearance at the Uptown Theatre Napa, on June 17, 2017 has been cancelled. Ticket holders will receive a full refund at place of purchase.
Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey:
After very careful consideration, bergenPAC has decided to no longer move forward with the scheduled performance of Kathy Griffin on November 4, 2017. Full refunds are available through Ticketmaster or your point of purchase.
When the video of Griffin with the fake Trump head surfaced, she said called it “art.” Theatres across the country seem to think differently. Their response speaks volumes.