‘Bristol’ Palin of course fires back a response to Kathy Griffin joke

MIRAMAR, CA - DECEMBER 03: Comedian Kathy Griffin performs onstage during VH1 Divas Salute the Troops presented by the USO at the MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for VH1)
When I was growing up, my parents taught me to ignore other kids who bothered me, as long as it wasn’t serious. We teach our son not to get involved with teasing, not to let it get to him and to tell the teacher when necessary. It’s clear the Palin family doesn’t use that common strategy, because they’re quick to fire back responses that show just how much comments can get under their skin. Case in point: Bristol’s latest statement about a stupid and arguably mean joke that Kathy Griffin made about her weight. While entertaining the troops on Friday, Griffin said that Bristol was “the only contestant in the history of [DWTS] to actually gain weight… she gained like 30 pounds a week… she’s like the white Precious.” The servicemen and women booed Griffin, and that should have been enough. Instead, the Palin camp has issued yet another statement.

Just yesterday Bristol made a self righteous and defensive statement on her Facebook about how fellow DWTS contestant Margaret Cho was wrong when she claimed that Bristol’s mom Sarah forced Bristol to compete on the show. As many of you pointed out, it’s clear that the statement was not written by Bristol, given the advanced vocabulary and older pop culture references. I think it’s safe to assume the same about this statement. At least Bristol’s mom’s ghostwriter didn’t make another uncalled for reference to gay people.

Kathy Griffin hosted the VH1 Divas salute to the troops this weekend, but her “jokes” about Bristol Palin being “fat” fell flat.

“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,” Griffin said in reference to Bristol’s trip to the finals on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Even after the troops’ loud booing, Griffin continued the attack.

“No, come on, come on. She gained like 30 pounds a week, I swear to God, it was fantastic,” Griffin said. “She’s like the white Precious.”

But Palin, 20, isn’t letting 50-year-old Griffin’s digs bring her down.

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

The annual VH1 show, which was taped at San Diego’s Miramar Marine base and presented by the USO, also featured a slew of young performers such as Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Paramore. So could Griffin’s comments be potentially dangerous to the young viewers who tuned in to watch their idols on stage?

“Calling Bristol Palin fat is inappropriate and distasteful, even under the guise of humor,” body image expert and author of “Love Your Body Love Your Life,” Sarah Maria, told Pop Tarts. “The problem is that people, and particularly young people, easily absorb the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that are presented to them. [It's a problem]
when someone makes critical comments about someone else’s body and weight, beliefs such as ‘fat is a horrible thing,’ ‘I am no good unless I am thin.’”

According to PopEater’s Rob Shuter, VH1 producers considered editing out the awkward dialogue and response, recorded Friday night, but given the attention it generated, decided to leave it in Sunday’s television broadcast.

VH1 and a rep for Griffin declined to comment.

And while Griffin strutted in a bikini in what she called her “starvation body,” the comedienne wasn’t always so willing to flaunt her figure.
Just last year, the “Suddenly Susan” star admitted that she fell prey to some serious body image issues while seeking out her “big break” in Hollywood. Not only did Griffin get a nose job at the age of 26 in an attempt to improve her appearance, in addition to liposuction that she claims almost killed her, she also reportedly exercised obsessively, starved herself during the day and binged at night.

Having experienced the pain and pressure of show business first-hand, might one think Griffin would be a little mores sensitive to such issues?

“It is quite surprising, given her own experience,” Maria said. “One would hope that her own difficulties would awaken a sensitivity, understanding, and compassion regarding the difficulties of body weight and image in today’s culture.”

[From Fox News]

Of course Sarah Palin’s people gave “Bristol’s” statement to Fox News, and of course Fox News went on in that article about how Kathy Griffin has her own body image issues and how she should know better. She’s a comedian and she makes rude jokes for a living. People who are in the spotlight should know better than to respond to every criticism. Then again, maybe they’re doing it on purpose. The more they complain about what a target they are, the more they get picked on. We tell our kids not to get caught up in that, but it seems to have a distinct advantage for people who want to be talked about as much as possible. I do have to give Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter some credit for holding back this time, though. They could have gone on about Kathy’s eating disorder or her plastic surgery. Instead they let Fox News do that for them.

I’ll say something nice – I don’t blame Bristol for any of this. She’s 20, and when I was 20 I also would have taken credit for any statement my mom asked me to.

MIRAMAR, CA - DECEMBER 03: Host Kathy Griffin speaks onstage during VH1 Divas Salute the Troops presented by the USO at the MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for VH1)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Teen activist Bristol Palin arrives to ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' 200th episode party on November 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Bristol Palin poses on the set of 'Extra' at the Grove on October 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for Extra)

 

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  1. nycmom10024 says:

    I think the whole back and forth is kind of funny. I actually like them both and while Bristol may respond somewhat seriously, Kathy as you mentioned is a comedian and will keep it going with a wink and a nod.

  2. Lisa Turtle says:

    Bristol:

    Silence is golden.

  3. Priscilla says:

    Kathy Griffin is a very nasty piece of work.

  4. Vanessa says:

    I like Kathy Griffin, but this joke was a little mean, even for her.
    Palins are responding to everything because, there is no such thing as bad publicity.

  5. Sarah says:

    It was a joke, not a funny joke but a joke. If she’s going to respond everytime someone makes a joke about her, she’s going to make herself crazy.

  6. Hakura says:

    I have my opinions about Bristol & her mother, but she’s certainly NOT fat. In fact, nowhere near it. I do understand how hearing that could be damaging to young girls.

    Comedians do tend to latch onto ‘appearance’ jokes, so I’m not shocked that Kathy used one… But knowing what we do about her own experiences, I think she should’ve picked another route. It’s not like there aren’t a hundred other things to make fun of the Palins about these days.

  7. Shelley says:

    If I were Palin, I’d respond too. That was gross and not funny anyway. Nice to take digs at someone struggling with their weight when the digger herself has spoken and written – and thereby made tons of money – speaking of the agonies she has suffered from the same issue. Ugh.

  8. mln76 says:

    The joke was a little mean especially considering that Bristol is a young girl who isn’t an actress etc. And btw I am a Kathy fan who is very liberal and can’t stand the Palins.
    That being said I hope this develops into a rivalry like she has with Seacrest and Elizabeth Hasselbeck because her funniest mooments have come out of those feuds.

  9. Isabel says:

    You know, I used to really enjoy Kathy Griffin. But this is ridiculous. She’s notoriously “struggled” with such tremendous body image issues…and now she’s hiding behind her eating-disorder and plastic surgery body to make fun of a 20 year old who has an entirely normal body weight? Ugh, what a pig.

    Here, I’ll be just as mean: Kathy, you can starve yourself all you want, but no amount of surgery will ever make your face anything but gross.

  10. guesty says:

    bristol has a very pretty face. she does. she has the propensity to look fab.

    & kathy was really fug prior to all of her plastic surgery…her face still isn’t all that. just sayin…

  11. Kozmo says:

    Bristol told “Pop Tart”? lolololol
    How fitting. oh and they got a comment from an author who writes a book called “Love Your Body Love Your Life”. Very creative journalism. I would never of guessed where they stood on the issue.

  12. dre says:

    Kathy Griffin is trash – she is NOT funny and never has been. Someone needs to explain to me why they think shes funny? The only thing funny about her is her face!

  13. I Choose Me says:

    Hm, I wonder how Gabourey Sibide (sp?) feels about being included, albeit indirectly, in that joke?

  14. jen says:

    Palin can lose weight. Griffin is ugly forever.

  15. Ernestine says:

    I think it’s extremely nasty to make fun of a person’s weight. I don’t care what the target’s age, race, level of fame, or where her political affiliations happen to lie. It simply isn’t amusing. I love Kathy, but that was in very poor taste.

    That said, it’s equally nasty of the Palin family to gloss over the fact that Willow used an extremely derogatory and hateful word on facebook a couple of weeks ago. Sarah was pretty nonchalant about the fact that her daughters feel free to use their ahborrent vocab words in public.

    This family has NO RIGHT to call Kathy Griffin out for her own meanspirited immaturity. Not to say that Bristol deserves it, but if you’re gonna be related to a bunch of tasty, craptalking bitches, at least be prepared for retaliation.

  16. wunderkindt says:

    That joke is actually insulting towards Gabourey Sidibe because Bristol Palin is a dumb twit.

  17. terryo says:

    Hope ABC was not paying Bristol by the pound!

  18. TXCinderella says:

    If she had made a gay joke or a racist joke, no one would think it was funny. Weight discrimination is still socially acceptable. At least the soldiers had enough sense to boo her, she deserved that.

  19. RHONYC says:

    “She’s like the white Precious.”

    bwahahahahahahaaaa!

    damn kathy, i know you were with the troops, but you didn’t have unload a grenade on paley like that! lol :-)

  20. padiddle says:

    I’m a huge Kathy fan, but I think that joke was in poor taste. Bristol is a normal size, and annoying as she is, she’s certainly not fat.

    I would love for us to live in a world where the body shape of people no longer has any value in determining their worth.

  21. samihami says:

    “This family has NO RIGHT to call Kathy Griffin out for her own meanspirited immaturity.”

    Well, of course they do. No one is perfect…I am pretty sure we all have things that we, or family members, have done that we are not particularly proud of. That doesn’t make it open season on the entire family, and it doesn’t excuse Griffin’s nastiness. A fifty year old woman picking on a girl barely out of her teens because she is carrying around a few extra pounds? Not nice and not funny.

  22. susanne says:

    I’m grateful to live in a country where people can say really offensive, stupid shit. How much fun would surfing the internets be if none of it was shocking, immoral, or offensive?
    What’s funny is how transparently Kathy Griffin’s body image issues show through- I mean, she’s not wearing clothes!!!!
    She’s obsessed with her weight, and Bristol’s not…who’s better adjusted, I wonder?

  23. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Two-Chins McIgloo shouldn’t have put herself out there if she didn’t want people talkin’ shit. That simple. She’s not like the white Precious. That’s exaggeration not observation. Not funny. You know what else isn’t funny? Mother McIgloo constantly referring to the “lamestream” media.

  24. Praise St. Angie! says:

    There is plenty of fodder to make fun of the Palins – there is no need to make fat jokes.

    That being said, I agree with CB completely…the more they cry “victim”, the more people will pick on them because they get the desired response.

    Palins – LET IT GO.

  25. Chrissy says:

    I don’t agree … I think they were right to respond. And it was a short statement. Nothing too odd there considering Palin was most likely ASKED for a response. As for Kathy, I’m surprised she would use such a joke in front of the military, which tends to be a more conservative group. I’m glad they booed her. A nasty comment about a young girl’s weight, regardless of her mother’s political affiliation, has no place in a show honoring the US military.

  26. TeeTee says:

    why do they keep pushing this chick in the media, why doesn’t she go to college and raise her kid..

    at least Brit’s lil sister is low key, why doesn’t she take note..YUCK!

    sooo tired fo these twits being shoved down your throat on every blog, and television show..

    whiny and yippy yappy..that’s what its boiled down to for entertainment.

  27. tango says:

    You know both my 19 year old and her lesbian best friend say that’s gay and the f*ggot word when speaking about themselves and others. So does her other good guy friend who’s gay. None of them are homophobic. I asked them how they felt about the Palin daughters saying it (they aren’t fans of them) and they said big deal, it’s how teens speak nowadays and told me to look at their friends facebook posts to see worse. I think if this was the child of anyone but Sarah Palin, people wouldn’t care.

    As for Kathy Griffin, she’s just being herself. I think Bristol needs to ignore those kinds of rude but not slanderous jabs since they will just keep on coming.

  28. JLo Wood says:

    I think Bristol looks a lot better than Kathy. Kathy looks too old and like she’s trying way too hard. Damn redheads.

  29. bellaluna says:

    What, does the entire Palin family have the mentality of a 9 year old? (No offence to 9 year olds.) :D

  30. Siren6 says:

    It’s a battle of the D Lists. How sad.

  31. Tammy says:

    Why do woman comedians think it is funny to tear another woman down? First Chelsea Handler and now Kathy Griffin, it makes them look mean-spirited and petty.

  32. LolaBella says:

    First Margaret Cho and now Kathy Griffin; the Palins are LOVING all of this free publicity.

    Next Bristol is going to say that she’s being bullied and then Sarah will jump on that issue and voila – a political talking point.

    Yes, the joke was mean, but let’s be honest Kathy came right out and said what a lot of us were thinking (and commenting on this blog and others) …Bristol was the only contestant on DWTS who looked like she actually GAINED weight!

    Maybe the audience booed because they took it as an insult to Precious?

  33. vic says:

    team Bristol also. KG is disgusting and there’s not one thing natural about her face or body.

  34. kas says:

    I can just see Kathy’s next BRAVO special now: “Did you hear what I DID? I made fun of Bristol IN FRONT OF THE TROOPS??? Aren’t I the shit!!!??”

    And on and on and on……

    Kathy Griffin is the biggest bully out there. She just bullies all the “right” people, so the self-appointed cool kids in the media kiss her ass. She is just as bad as Chelsea Handler.

  35. Zvonk says:

    I find it amusing that so many women find it acceptable to be not only critical, but downright mean about Angelina Jolie’s weight in another of today’s articles, but because a comedian makes a joke about Bristol Palin’s weight gain, suddenly it’s unacceptable. Hypocrites much?

  36. Nina says:

    They respond to every little criticism because it becomes a news story, they stay in the media and it reinforces the ‘liberal elite wackadoos are always picking on us good, REAL Amerikuns’ martyr complex the Palins have going. This strategy of theirs also tends to make their supporters rally around them more fiercely.

    I wish the media would just ignore the Palins. Maybe then they would go away.

  37. Iggles says:

    Oh snap! That was funny!!

    The Palins need to learn how to take a joke. Sheesh. Don’t get me started on the ‘fat acceptance’ police!

    Team Kathy!

  38. MissyA says:

    I found the joke to be in poor taste, but then again, I find the Palins to be in poor taste so. . . it’s a wash.

  39. Ernestine says:

    “You know both my 19 year old and her lesbian best friend say that’s gay and the f*ggot word when speaking about themselves and others.”

    Nineteen is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too old to be so willfully ignorant. That’s really, really scary.

  40. TaylorB says:

    If this family can not handle some d-list comics making fun of them now they are never going to be able to handle the pressure of the White House where you are not only made fun of nightly by a-list comics but burned in effigy across the globe for various reasons on a daily basis. These people better thicken their skins. Hell, Rush Limbaugh called Chelsea Clinton ‘the White House Dog’ when she was 12 yrs old (not a 20 year old adult) and the Bush daughters got slammed in the press multiple times, but there weren’t big ‘statements’ all over about that nonsense. The Palins need to learn to pick their battles, at this point they just seem like they are all in JrHigh.

  41. Dizzybenny says:

    (“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,” Even after the troops’ loud booing, Griffin continued the attack.)

    They werent booing at the joke,the were booing at DWTS.The only army men who watches the show are probably the don’t ask don’t tell kind.:)

  42. hairball says:

    I might have an ounce of sympathy had Bristol stayed out of the public eye (because she has no talent or intelligence to offer at this point), but she decided to whore herself out in the media.

    Once she did that, she is subjected to all the other jokes and scrutiny public figures get and take every day.

    One of the most pathetic and embarrassing families out there.

  43. Hakura says:

    @Tango (#28)- That’s really not an excuse. I dislike the terminology due to it’s hateful origins and meaning. Even though a lot of african americans use the ‘N’ word, it doesn’t make it anymore okay. Same goes for the ‘F’ word with homosexuals/bisexuals. I don’t think anyone should use them, and they always come across offensive.

    @JLo Wood (#29) – What’s wrong with redheads? >.>

  44. Crittle says:

    Does she have to respond to everything everyone says about her? I guess she does if she wants to keep her name out there

  45. Str8Shooter says:

    While I have no sympathy for someone who takes to Twitter to call people ‘faggot’ as Arctic Barbie’s daughter did, I do think it a bit ironic (and hypocritical) to call someone else on being fat when she wrote an entire book about her struggles with eating disorders.

    Again. No sympathy at all for Bristle (not a typo). You reap what you sew.

  46. Ron says:

    Thank God the white trash family of the millenium didn’t get close to the White House. You know that once Kim Jong Il called Bristol fat the bombs would be a flyin.

  47. hairball says:

    ^^^^ and Taylor B: Agree!

  48. k.at says:

    #1. This family keeps reaffirming that having Palin in office would have been by far the biggest disaster this country has ever seen.

    #2. I find the dichotomy between the commentary on this posting and the commentary regarding Chelsea Handler vs. Jolie VERY interesting. In the one regarding C.H., the blogger(sorry I do not know which one) said it shows how “not over” the fighting team Aniston is, how mean it was, and how it was a low blow. While in this blog, it is being said that she should just get over it and not fight back, which I happen to agree with.

    I just wanted to point out that these stories are about exactly the same thing, essentially, and while Palin gets told to get over it, everyone is on the attack for what Handler said, and how she was wrong to say those things. She’s a comedienne as well, and if people do not like what she has to say regarding their Saint Jolie, then they should take the advice told to Palin and get over themselves because it is really not that serious.

  49. Jane says:

    Kathy and Margaret…bullies…anything for attention to themselves regardless how distasteful.

  50. Kim says:

    Kathy Griffin is sometimes funny but she has major body issues. To bad she chose to be both prejudice and racist with 1 comment. I would have thought people would have been more outraged that she said White Precious (What a slap in Gabys face =( than saying Bristol gained weight.

  51. Jeri says:

    I’m sure the Palins love it. Sarah will freak when they are no longer mentioned, which I hope is soon.

  52. erikarain says:

    The Palins are detrimental to society.

  53. tango says:

    Hakura – I agree. But my point is teenagers and young people use those words all the time when speaking to each other. Gay people calling other gay people f*ggots isn’t acceptable in my book just like blacks calling other blacks the N word isn’t right either. The problem I see with the Palin daughters saying something so tasteless, is to many people, it’s only offensive because they don’t like her mother.

    Otherwise, there would be an uproar over the many times it’s said on Facebook every day by some teenager or young adult. Just take a look at some of these Facebook posts and you’ll see language, racism, sexism, misogyny, etc, is a problem with the age group.

    http://www.lamebook.com/jew-gotta-be-kidding-me/

    http://www.lamebook.com/your-in-it-for-life-part-2/

    http://www.lamebook.com/travis-list/travis-list/

  54. Trillion says:

    Taylor B, you nailed it. As usual!

  55. mtn girl says:

    Re: “I hope people didn’t have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms.” — Bristol

    Well why not – Kathy Griffin is not my fave comedian but at least she bags on all kinds of people and doesn’t cry that it is someone else’s fault when she is called out for putting her foot in her mouth. People pay lots of money to hear the same from the Grizzly-Mama and her cub, and in Bristol’s case, *sex-ed* that is unrealistic at best.

    Sigh…when are the Palin family going to admit THEY are riding a tsunami of lame-stream media all the way to the bank, acting like *good* little hypocrites all the while.

    @ Lady D – second the motion – lmao

  56. bellaluna says:

    Not to be a bitch, but the phrase is “You reap what you sow” – I’ve just seen the word “sew” too many times on this site. You “sew” clothes; you “sow” that which you reap.

  57. Shoe_Lover says:

    I don’t like the Palins or Kathy Griffin but I would definitely rather my daughter looked like Bristol as opposed to a starved stick insect like Kathy Griffin

  58. Trippin says:

    Okay I have a solution—take the fat from Palin’s double chins and graft it onto Griffin’s ass.

  59. dragonlady sakura says:

    While I’m no fan of the Palins, Kathy Griffins joke about this girls weight was so wrong. Whether you’re considered skinny or fat, no one should be making fun of peoples size like that. This is why so many young girls/women have issues with their bodies.

  60. bellaluna says:

    @ Jane – Likewise, the Palins.

  61. Kloops says:

    I agree with TaylorB.

    It’s not a funny joke, and it’s in poor taste, but responding as the Palins did reflects poorly on their ability to react to unfavourable comments and only further ignites comedians like Kathy Griffin. I think they should have taken the high road. It’s Kathy Griffin, for crying out loud!! Don’t engage her. It only encourages her. This time she wasn’t funny, but next time she may be.

  62. Hakura says:

    @Tango (#55)- I apologize, I misunderstood what you were saying with your previous post. >.< Sorry if I came off all ‘ball-busting’.

    I’m with you on that. It’s depressing to see how freely those words are used. I consider myself fortunate that I wasn’t a teenager when the blogging thing started to get popular. The ‘anonymity’ of the internet has really contributed to the way a lot of young people talk to each other (what words they use, as well). My younger brother is 18 and regularly uses the words I mentioned before. I can’t stand it. x_x

  63. original kate says:

    i agree with taylorb. this family is beyond dumb and cannot just hold their heads high above the shit-slinging. the obamas have been called terrorists, monkeys, gorillas, uncle tom, ni***rs, nazis, witch doctors, etc. and countless watermelon, picking cotton and fried chicken jokes have been made at their expense; not to mention a rightwing blogger called the elder obama girl a “future crack ho.” the obamas always respond with a dignified silence. perhaps the palins should follow in their footsteps.

    oh, wait – that would require having dignity….never mind.

  64. Aspie says:

    Ugh, Kathy Griffin is so obnoxious and unfunny. I hate that I actually feel sorry for ignorant Bristol Palin in this situation.

    KG has a fantastic body, it’s a shame her face ruins the total package.

  65. kelly says:

    I would not cross the road to p*ss on the Palins and their haterating originates in yokelism, ignorance and fear, but supposedly liberal people purporting to habour a brain in their heads should know better. Like this piece, who looks like a desperate troll herself in those stupid, demeaning costumes.
    When a woman who has clearly struggled with body image issues calls another woman fat in public, it makes me want to turn a high pressure hose on her. Don’t know about the rest of you.
    Hate on someone for being dumb, offensive, famewhorish, badly dressed, whatever, but not because she doesn’t fit a male-generated fascist dysmorphic template.
    And to the person who mentioned the comparisons to Angelina Jolie’s weight issues, I don’t think it’s the same thing. For one, B Palin is clearly not fat by normal, healthy standards, and to suggest so is a malicious act that reinforces sick antifemme stereotypes.
    Personally, when I remark that AJ needs to eat something, it’s because she looks like she’s about to fall over, not because she’s not allowed to gross me out with her clavicles. It’s not an opinion based on aesthetics, whereas the hating on BP clearly was, from someone clearly obsessed with those bogus standards.

  66. Jen says:

    Oh come on people, it was funny and true, maybe she didn’t gain weight but she sure didn’t loose any like EVERYONE else that goes on DWTS. Because, hello, she didn’t move her flat butt the whole time. Poor Mark everytime he had to lift her up,he looked terrified she would land on him. Bristol started it by picky on gays and Kathy is gonna stick up for her following. The Palins are trash.

  67. Kath says:

    Let’s be honest here, the girl’s a bit chunky. She’s not bad looking, but she could stand to drop a pound or twenty. It’s a little mean but not totally inaccurate to call her fat.

  68. Hakura says:

    I think the worst part of this, Palin *completely* aside, Is that when I first saw these pictures, I thought ‘Wow, Kathy looks great. I know she had plastic surgery on her face, but still.”

    Which I’m sure a lot of people thought. But then to see her making fun of being ‘starving‘ to look like that… really *isn’t* putting out a good message for any girls or women who experience body issues. Which, as has been said, Kathy herself admits to having and dealing with.

    Compound that with the fact that she’s calling someone else (doesn’t even *matter* who) overweight… drawing comparisons between an average sized woman & someone obviously further on the large side (the ‘white precious’ thing)… This is just *so* irresponsible of Kathy. She should know better than this, she isn’t 13, blogging about the girl who sits in front of her in science class. She needs to grow up in this regard. Yes, she’s a comedian and doesn’t have to be PC all the time. But body image is a very serious issue, especially here in the states.

  69. mtn girl says:

    IDK, seems to me the worst part is that the Palin’s can dish it out but can’t take it. Kathy Griffin was not commenting on “anyone” being over weight, she was making a specific joke about Bristol Palin’s weight as it pertained to her twirling, to put it loosely, on DWTS.

    I get that people’s weight is a serious issue in the US, we certainly have a “problem” with that – but, wasn’t DWTS originally supposed to be about stars actually dancing? Please, Bristol is NOT a star, CANNOT dance, and got herself on the stage, again – she is open to criticism and needs a thicker skin, that goes for all the Palin’s, sorry.

    @ Jen – I completely agree.

  70. Hakura says:

    I can’t stand the Palins, but my main point was that Bristol Palin is actually pretty ‘average’ sized compared to other women in the US.

    Kathy so publicly talking about starving herself to look good, then criticizing a woman (doesn’t matter who it is) that’s actually pretty average in size/weight among her age group, creates an insult for anyone out there who may be Palin’s size.

    It’s basically saying Bristol’s size is fat. That in order to look good, like Kathy, women should starve themselves or get surgery. And clothing stores here in the US are trying to make very *average* sizes (in clothing) count as ‘plus sized’.

    It’s just insane. It’s reinforcing a really bad message over and over. I just think Kathy should be careful, and have more concern over an issue that she herself had fought.

  71. Judy says:

    Griffin and Handler are both nothing but unfunny pigs.