Apparently, Kathy Griffin And Ellen DeGeneres Got In A Fight About Joan Rivers
Kathy Griffin recently played a sold out show at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, and in it she spoke of several incidents about celebrity run-ins following her Donald Trump severed head photo.
“It’s not all jokes tonight,” she said. “I’m also spilling piping hot tea.” Then she spoke of how she got in a fight with Ellen DeGeneres about Joan Rivers.
“One of the things that really hurt Joan, and we talked about it at our last meal together, was that Ellen always shunned her and Ellen thought she was vulgar and not funny,” she said, noting that Ellen thinks she’s also too vulgar. But when Joan died, Kathy wanted to reach out.
“I just called her and I just said, ‘Look, woman to woman, comic to comic, I think you need to let go of your hatred for Joan Rivers. She’s passed away, just do a f—king tribute, be cool.’” That’s when Ellen still wasn’t about it, saying there was a difference between mean and funny, and that Joan was the former.
A few days later, Kathy texted Ellen saying she couldn’t top thinking about the fight. ‘It was so “Dynasty” that I demand to be Alexis as long as you’re Krystle,’” she recalled writing. “‘I think we should do a scene in the pool, I think there should be big hats,’ [and] that b—h didn’t even respond! But that was a good idea!”