Comedian Kathy Griffin’s “Suck it Jesus” Comment-Truth!

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s “Suck it Jesus” Comment-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

A forwarded email complains about an appearance by comedian Kathy Griffin on the Emmy Awards show.  In accepting an award she allegedly said that no one had less to do with her award than Jesus then said “Suck it Jesus.  This is my God now.”

The Truth:

Kathy Griffen was presented with an Emmy at the 2007 awards in the category of “Outstanding Reality Program” for her show “My Life on the D-List.” 

In her acceptance speed she said,  “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.”

Her comments not only drew criticism but also attention when the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chose to edit out her remarks from a pre-taped telecast of the show.

Updated 12/15/07

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:


At the September 2007 Emmy awards, comedian Kathy Griffin’s acceptance speech said, “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.” She went on to say,”Suck it, Jesus. This is my God now!” referring to the Emmy. As a Christian, I am offended by her hate speech. What do you think might have happened if she had made the hate speech against Muhammad???? Kathy Griffin has the right as an American to say what she thinks. As a Christian-American, so do I. Today I will refuse to
watch any show that she may be on or purchase tickets to any event at which she would perform. What will you do? If you delete this, nothing bad will happen to you, but if you pass this on, you will truly have stood up for Jesus Christ. Let’s see what the 80% of Christian-Americans can do.