On Friday, Kathy Griffin hosted the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops event and guess what – she said some pretty ridiculous, controversial things. But who in their right mind would have thought her Bristol Palin fat joke would leave so many fuming?
On stage in a bikini, 50-year-old Griffin joked that Palin was the only Dancing With the Stars alum to “actually gain weight.” Immediately the crowd started booing and Griffin shouted over them, “Come on, come on. She gained like 30 pounds a week. I swear to God, it was fantastic. She’s like the white Precious.”
And now Bristol has weighed in…so to speak…
“The audience’s reaction to this ‘comedian’ spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too,” Palin, 20, told Fox News. “I hope people didn’t have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms.”
Are people really that surprised by Kathy’s joke? And some are up in arms about her even making fat jokes. When I heard the joke, I laughed. Merely because Palin didn’t obviously have the ‘Kelly Osbourne effect‘ from her experience on the show.
However, the jokes probably was doomed because of its political resonance and everyone knows that when entertaining the troops, you probably should stay clear of that subject matter.