The NBCs of Blasphemy
Apparently, blaspheming Jesus Christ won't keep you from moving up from the “D-List” to the “A-list,” at least on NBC.
The Peacock network will feature foul-mouthed Bravo Network comedienne Kathy Griffin as co-host with Matt Lauer for a two-hour Dateline NBC show at 7 p.m. preceding the one-hour Golden Globe Awards news conference this Sunday.
Griffin, who won a daytime Emmy for her show My Life on the D List, held out the statuette and said “Suck it, Jesus” during an Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 8, 2007.
Here's the full remark:
“A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. So, all I can say is, 'suck it, Jesus.' This award is my god now.”
After her comment drew criticism, she was unapologetic. In fact, she emphasized that this was no mistake.
“I hope I offended some people. I didn't want to win the Emmy for nothing.”
“Can I just say that one of my proudest moments in life was walking in front of Hilary [sic]
By the way, one of Hilary's campaign people actually asked me if I would ever perform at a Hilary Clinton fundraiser, to which I said “Do you want her to lose?” and walked away. Sometimes people don't know when I'm doing them a favor.”
NBC could do the nation a favor by rethinking their decision to grant a platform to a performer who truly belongs on the “D-List.”