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Kathy Griffin Booed By Troops Over Bristol Palin Weight Barb

Kathy Griffin Booed By Troops Over Bristol Palin Weight Barb

Kathy Griffin Booed By Troops Over Bristol Palin Weight Barb
Kathy Griffin Booed By Troops Over Bristol Palin Weight Barb

Kathy Griffin Booed By Troops Over Bristol Palin Weight Barb
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Oh Kathy, you never were one to mince words, were you?

The same large-than-life mouth that got Kathy Griffin banned from CNN for dropping na F-Bomb during last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration landed the Emmy winner in hot water with members of the United States Armed Forces during VH1′s Divas Salutes the Troops Special over the weekend.

Kathy Griffin Booed By Troops Over Bristol Palin Weight Barb


Some of today’s most daring divas, like Keri Hilson, Grace Potter, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry performed in front of American service members at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California on Friday night, but Griffin — known for her lewd and sometimes raunchy comedic style — was heartily booed after she made an off-color remark about Dancing With the Stars finalist Bristol Palin.

During her opening monologue, Griffin called the 20-year-old daughter off former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin “fat.”


“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,” Griffin said of Bristol’s long run on Dancing With the Stars. The troops loudly booed.

“No, come on, come on,” Kathy continued, undeterred. “She gained like 30 pounds a week, I swear to God, it was fantastic. She’s like the white Precious,” she cracked, referencing the obese, sexually abused character played by Gabourey Sidibe in the Oscar-nominated 2009 film Precious.

VH1 reportedly considered editing the joke out before Sunday’s broadcast, but ultimately decided against the move. (To Kathy’s chagrin, we suspect….)

“There was talk at VH1 about editing out the joke and the reaction to it but in the end we decided to leave it in,” a network source told PopEater Gossip Guy Rob Shuter. “It made the event feel live and Kathy is a big girl. It’s not the first time one of her jokes have failed.”

Bristol, who spent the weekend using “big words” to chew out foes Keith Olbermann and Margaret Cho, couldn’t be bothered to dedicate more than one paragraph to the Griffin BooGate. The young mother issued a statement on Monday slamming Griffin for the fat Joke

“The audience’s reaction to this ‘comedian’ spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too. I hope people didn’t have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms.”

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