Comedian Kathy Griffin's "Suck it Jesus" Comment-Truth!
Summary of the 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
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.
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.