Last night Kathy Griffin went on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’s to discuss her upcoming talk show that’s premiering on Bravo this Thursday. At some point in the interview Kathy brought up a time that Kris Jenner showed up at a book party she was throwing for her friend. This immediately led Craig and Kathy to make fun of Khloe’s size and call her Godzilla and put a graphic on the screen of her looking like a he-man body builder.
Considering Khloe Kardashian’s not a he-man body builder or in any way related to Godzilla, this insult came out of nowhere and directly attacked her for her body. While I hate the Kardashians as much as the next person, I don’t think going for the easy joke makes Kathy look any wittier or any smarter. If anything it makes her look lazier.
If Khloe Kardashian constantly drew attention to other people’s body flaws and called other celebs fat, then her body size would be fair game for comedians like Kathy. But she doesn’t do that, so there’s really no reason for Kathy — a woman who’s openly struggled with her own body to the point where she got insane amount of plastic surgery — to make those kinds of jokes.
There’s a difference between being mean and being funny and I know it’s an easy line to cross, but I thought Kathy was better at towing it than the average hack comedian.
This is a family who hides nothing from the world (besides Kim’s divorce proceedings) and there’s so much great content to choose from when it comes to making jokes. Like the fact Kris Jenner thinks she’s a good mom. Or everything about Scott Disick.
So next time Kathy wants to make fun of the Kardashians, I hope she digs a little deeper and says something that’s actually funny.