CNN host says 'd*cks' during live New Years show
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Wednesday December 31, 2008
During a CNN New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square, comedian Kathy Griffin became annoyed at a heckler and began responding as the segment cut away to a commercial. She spoke a little too quickly, however, and her remarks went out live over the air.
"Shut up!" Griffin yelled. "You know what? Screw you! I'm working! Why don't you get a job, buddy? You know what? I don't go to your job and knock the dicks out of your mouth!"
Griffin, who is known for trashing celebrities in her comedy routines, is no stranger to controversy and has claimed to be banned from many shows as a result. In 2007, when accepting an Emmy, she announced, "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. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now."
Those remarks were cut before the show was broadcast but were still condemned by Catholic League president Bill Donohue as "obscene and blasphemous."
Griffin also ran into trouble at another awards show when, according to New York Magazine, "while hosting the red-carpet coverage of the Golden Globes for E!, she claimed that the cherubic 10-year-old Dakota Fanning was just out of rehab, a joke that prompted a long written apology from the channel and almost cost Griffin her gig." The Raw Story | CNN host says 'd*cks' during live New Years show