Jim Carrey Defends Kathy Griffin’s Trump Photoshoot, Says It’s Part Of A Comedian’s Job To Cross The Line

Kathy Griffin remains in hot water after that controversial beheaded Donald Trump photoshoot. Even after she got fired from CNN following the scandal, she has just gained a new ally in comedian Jim Carrey, who has recently come to her defense.

At the premiere of his new executive-produced Showtime comedy, I’m Dying Up Here, Carrey got a bit political with his speech to the audience, bringing up Kathy Griffin’s scandal. As reported by People, the Bruce Almighty actor even urged her to “hold up a severed leg” of Trump and said that the joke is not the problem.

Carrey went on to explain to ET Online about what he had said in the premiere, saying that Griffin didn’t cross the line because it’s part of her job as a comedian.

“It is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times, because that line is not real. We’re the last line of defense. And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing.”

Although Jim Carrey’s didn’t act on his “severed leg” joke, he admitted that he had dreams about the president.

“I had a dream the other night I was playing golf with Donald Trump. I was standing beside him with a club in my hand, and I was considering my options when I suddenly woke up. It was one of those dreams where you just want to get back to sleep so you can finish it, you know?”

Kathy Griffin was bombarded with criticism for her decision to do the photoshoot, in which she appeared stoic while holding the president’s bloodied head. The picture has since been taken down, and Griffin already posted an apology video on Twitter saying she has “crossed the line” and “went way too far.”

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper have been hosting NYE special on CNN
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Jim Carrey isn’t the only one who came to Griffin’s defense, but also Larry King, who believed CNN shouldn’t have fired her. King, who worked with CNN for more than 20 years on Larry King Live, told TMZ that the photo was indeed in “terrible taste,” but it shouldn’t have caused his friend to lose her annual segment with co-host Anderson Cooper.

According to Larry, Kathy’s public apology should have been enough for the network to let it go. The 83-year-old TV and radio host also took to Twitter to urge everyone to move on as Griffin has already apologized for the scandal.

While Kathy may have a few people defending her actions, she has also lost the respect of her friends, one, in particular, is her co-host, Cooper, who she worked with on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special since 2007.

Cooper made it known on Tuesday on Twitter that he condemns the image and Griffin’s stunt.

“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper are friends and co-hosts on CNN
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Meanwhile, Attorney Lisa Bloom of the Bloom Firm has just announced that she and Griffin will host a press conference on Friday, June 2 at 9 a.m. Bloom adds to the list of Kathy’s allies as she posted on Twitter that she’s “proud to announce” she’s representing the television host.

Bloom and Griffin, in their press conference, will address the “motivation behind the image” and the bullying that the comedienne endured from the Trump family.

Lara Trump, the POTUS’ daughter-in-law, is the latest Trump family member to call out Griffin for the scandalous photoshoot. During her appearance on Fox News’ Hannity on Wednesday, Lara didn’t hesitate to express her negative reaction to the photo. However, she also believes Griffin shouldn’t be the only person to receive backlash. She said that there must be other people involved in the photoshoot, including Griffin’s publicist and photographer Tyler Shields, who could have warned the host that what she’s doing is offensive.

But Shields wouldn’t budge, and he’s not apologizing for what he believes was a work of art. He told the New York Daily News that people shouldn’t be taking the photo literally.

“There’s always going to be backlash. People will be upset, but that’s part of it. Part of our freedom is that we’re allowed to make things.”

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