Okay, first thing’s first. Kathy Griffin: You either love her or you hate her. Her humor is brash, vulgar and, let’s just say, not for everyone. Some people might point out that her way-harsh-Tai focus on celebrities makes her a bully, but I like to think she’s an equal-opportunity entertainer with the just the right amount of exposure to Hollywood to at least make her jokes honest. Turns out even the most crass comedienne has limits when it comes to harassment though, and when Perez Hilton tried yet again to pit one female artist (Lady Gaga) up against another (Katy Perry), Griffin put the blogger on BLAST. And to that I say: finally! *bows down*
Kathy posted the following on her Facebook page recently:
“Forgive me if I’m a little behind on this one but I’ve been touring like crazy and out of the country…why is the supposedly “I’ve stopped bullying” PerezHilton.com viciously attacking his old pal Lady Gaga on a daily basis? Didn’t he try to do the same thing to Kesha? Did any of you see the scene in Ke$ha’s MTV reality show where she breaks down in sobs after reading yet another vicious google alert at the hands of Perez Hilton? If Ke$ha doesn’t stand up for being “who you are”….! This f***ing pisses me off so much…why declare war on Lady Gaga???…who in addition to…possessing an actual skill set, you know…singing, dancing, writing songs…is a fierce advocate for the LGBTQIA community on a VERY HIGH level! Why is he using the oldest trick in the book and trying to pit women against each other? Lady Gaga’s Applause “vs” Katy Perry’s Roar. Who gives a f***? They are BOTH catchy songs. These two women are not even in his community. As a woman and a feminist, it is always meaningful to me when a man stands up for the rights of oppressed women. In other words…I’m not stupid enough to make fun of, scratch that, I’m still gonna make fun of everyone regardless of this facebook post For the record, Perez Hilton “declared war” on me on his website a few years ago. I believe the quote was “It’s war b****”…probably accompanied by a photo of me without makeup with some white jizz pouring out my mouth he had drawn on. Not only did it not ruin me…but if any of you want to find me…you can find me headlining at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and taping my 20th standup special this fall.#RecordBreakerMothaF***as.”
So, this is what Perez Hilton is doing for fun AND for work? Creating unnecessary competition between two VERY talented, VERY successful female performers, as well as between their fans? How creative. *eye roll* Like Griffin says, they’re both insanely infectious songs. This is just stirring an imaginary pot. And while I don’t agree with everything Kathy says, I applaud her for speaking out against this over-inflated cyber-bully.
Agree? Disagree? Think Iggy Azalea should reign supreme over both women? (Totally JK with that question, but OMG I love her.)
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