Kathy Griffin slammed for planning to target 16-yr-old Willow Palin

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 17:42

Washington: Stand-up comedian Kathy Griffin has been criticised for her plans to verbally assault former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s 16-year-old daughter, Willow.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Griffin, 50, who was booed by U.S. troops when she made “fat jokes” about Bristol Palin at a VH1 event, had announced that her New Year’s resolution is to continue her verbal assault on the Palin family.

“I’ve already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol obviously. But I think it’s Willow’s year to go down. In 2011, I want to offend a new Palin,” Fox News quoted her as having said.

But her plans have been criticised, with Hollywood publicist Angie Meyer saying Griffin’s targeting of Willow, a minor, is even worse.

“To attack a young girl solely because of her last name seems rather contradictory of the types of justice she champions for others,” Meyer said.

“A 50-year-old woman who chooses to attack a 16-year-old girl publicly at a time when cyber-bullying and teenage suicide are at their highest reported rates, not only sets irreconcilable example for others, it’s tasteless, immoral, and frankly – classless,” she stated.

Griffin said she was going after Willow because the teen reportedly used homophobic slurs on Facebook.

“She’s called people a fa---t on Facebook a couple of times. You don’t throw around the f-word without hearing from me about it,” she added.


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First Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 17:42

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