Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and actor best-known for his leading role in the ‘Seinfeld’ sitcom, justified Kathy Griffin’s photo of her holding President Donald Trump’s decapitated head, covered in blood. During an interview with People, he stated the photo was simply just a ‘bad joke’.
“Yes, it was another bad joke. Every comedian tells bad jokes. We all do it. That’s how we find the good jokes. So someone told a bad joke — so what, I don’t understand the big deal.”
Jim Carrey, another popular comedian, also came to Kathy Griffin’s defense during a recent interview. He stated, “I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times because you know, that line is not real and if you step out into that spotlight and you’re doing the crazy things that [Trump’s] doing, you know, we’re the last line of defense. The comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. It’s impossible to get away from it.”
Carrey and Seinfeld are among the very few that have openly spoken up in defense of Griffin’s horrific photo. Most have expressed support for Trump, stating the photo was very wrong and could be taken as a threat. The Secret Service reportedly opened an investigation on Griffin after the incident occurred.
Even liberals against President Trump have disagreed with Griffin’s photo stunt including Chelsea Clinton. CNN also released statements to clarify that they do not support Griffin’s actions and fired her from co hosting the New Year's Eve special, which she has been a part of for nearly 10 years. Griffin repeatedly apologized during a later press conference, but also made contradicting statements, making fun of the president and his family as well as calling him a ‘bully’. Her lawyer also stated that Trump is the one who should apologize.
Watch the video below to see Carrey and Seinfeld respond: