Kathy Griffin Shreds Chris Cillizza During Samantha Bee Debate: ‘Shut The F*ck Up You Hack’

The comedian and CNN political editor engaged in a back-and-forth on Twitter over Bee's use of the c-word to describe Ivanka Trump.

If you haven’t heard by now, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee absolutely tore into White House senior advisor and presidential daughter Ivanka Trump during her most recent broadcast. In a scathing monologue, Bee took aim at Ivanka for posting a photo of her and her daughter as reports resurfaced that the federal government had lost 1,500 migrant children.

“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee exclaimed. “You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless cunt!”

Obviously, Bee’s comments drew immense outrage — especially from the right — and comparisons to Roseanne Barr’s recent racist and anti-Semitic tweets that led to the cancellation of Barr’s hit sitcom. Naturally, the White House has weighed in, calling for Samantha Bee’s show to be canceled in the wake of her inflammatory remarks about Ivanka.

Kathy Griffin, a comedian who previously saw her career negatively impacted after she posed with a mock severed head of the president, took to Twitter to defend Bee while condemning the White House for trying to force Bee out.

This led to CNN editor-at-large and dispenser of tapioca political takes Chris Cillizza to jump in, stating that it wasn’t an issue of whether Bee should or shouldn’t say the word but whether we as a society should condone it.

Griffin obviously wasn’t in the mood for Cillizza’s Twitter lecture. Calling him a hack while telling him to “shut the fuck up,” Griffin noted that the press secretary calling for Bee’s show to be axed means “we’re heading into first amendment territory.”

Cillizza responded in the most Cillizza way possible.

Griffin came back by declaring the CNN analyst had tweeted “something insanely dumb” before stating that the whole thing is about the White House using its power to “get someone’s show canceled.”

The comedian also quote-tweeted a thread showing Cillizza fawning over Ivanka in the past, calling him a “sad, pathetic man.”

Shortly after these two got into it, Bee released a statement apologizing to Ivanka Trump and calling her remarks “inappropriate and inexcusable.”

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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