Kathy Griffin Blasted Ellen Degeneres for How She Responded To the Death of Joan Rivers – ‘You Need To Let Go of Your Hatred’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen DeGeneres and Joan Rivers

Ellen DeGeneres has been on blast rather a lot recently. Story after unflattering story got here out about DeGeneres after comic Kevin T. Porter stated he’d donate cash to the Los Angeles Food Bank for each tweet detailing “the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean.” And Twitter delivered. Since then, how DeGeneres treats her workers has been scrutinized, together with allegations of a poisonous work atmosphere happening at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

A few years in the past, comic Kathy Griffin spoke about an argument she bought into with DeGeneres after Joan Rivers died. Apparently, DeGeneres thought Rivers was too imply to be humorous.

Ellen DeGeneres and Joan Rivers
Ellen DeGeneres | Steve Granitz/WireImage; Joan Rivers | Mike Flokis/Getty Images

Ellen DeGeneres thought Joan Rivers was ‘vulgar and not funny,’ in response to Kathy Griffin

In 2018, Kathy Griffin did a stand-up present referred to as Laugh Your Head Off. But the night included extra than simply jokes, in response to the comic – “I’m also spilling piping hot tea.”

During the evening, Griffin spoke about her experiences with a number of completely different celebrities, one in all them being DeGeneres. She stated that one thing that all the time bothered her late friend Rivers was how DeGeneres considered her (too imply to be humorous).

“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,” stated Griffin, including that DeGeneres additionally thinks she’s too vulgar.

Kathy Griffin and Ellen DeGeneres bought into an enormous argument when Joan Rivers died

When Rivers died, Griffin reached out to DeGeneres to induce her to bury the hatchet and do a tribute.

“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*cking tribute, be cool,’” she stated.

But, in response to Griffin, DeGeneres held sturdy to her opinion about Rivers: “There’s a difference between mean and funny.”

An argument ensued.

“That f*cking set me off,” stated Griffin. “So we had a fight in which I used inflammatory words like, ‘Look you f—ing untalented hack.’ … You know when you’re fighting with someone and you can kind of laugh at a point? Yeah, not that day.”

Ellen DeGeneres’ tweet about Joan Rivers when she died

In the tip, DeGeneres did post a tweet concerning the late Rivers.

“Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone,” she wrote.

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A number of days later, Griffin tried to textual content DeGeneres to make amends.

“It was so ‘Dynasty’ that I demand to be Alexis as long as you’re Krystle. I think we should do a scene in the pool, I think there should be big hats,” the textual content learn.

But DeGeneres didn’t textual content again.

“That b*tch didn’t even respond! But that was a good idea!” stated Griffin.

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