Kathy Griffin Defends Michelle Wolf With Epic Twitter Analysis: ‘She Was Hired to Do a Roast’
Kathy Griffin rose to the defense of comedian Michelle Wolf with an 800-word thread on Twitter Sunday. The statement comes after Wolf is being asked to apologize by many for jokes she made while hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday evening. As of publishing, the Kathy Griffin Michelle Wolf response has been retweeted more than 16,000 times.
Griffin points out that Wolf did a great job and roasted everyone, which she was hired to do. “She wasn’t hired to offer media analysis or be fair and balanced,” Griffin explains. “She was hired to poke fun at powerful people. Not once did she punch down. She focused on the people/institutions that are powerful beyond measure.”
Griffin was particularly critical of members of the press for chastising Wolf and asking for her and the White House Correspondents Association to apologize.
“What I’m concerned about is that journalists often say they can’t use certain language about Trump because they have to be objective,” she says. “Fine. But they’re willing to use words like ‘mean’ about a comic’s act? How is it objective to offer subjective commentary about a comic’s joke’s about POTUS?”
Griffin actually was there at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, as a guest of LGBT newspaper the Washington Blade.