Kathy Griffin definitely isn’t shy — she’s doffed her top on TV more than once, and obviously she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. However, the funny firebrand recently encountered a situation that actually left her feeling a little awkward.
The comedienne and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner were both presenters at the Daytime Emmys, and the two women with powerful personalities were seated at the same table during the ceremony. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kathy told Jay Leno about the uncomfortable encounter during her “The Tonight Show” appearance on Tuesday. “It didn’t go well, after I’ve been calling her family dirty whores for like five years,” she revealed. “Kris Jenner gets it; she knows how to play the game; she was not upset,” Griffin continued. “Although I do believe the Armenian mafia could have us both killed in one phone call.”
But this wasn’t the first time that she encountered the momager.
Last year Kathy told talk show host Craig Ferguson that she ran into Kris at a book launch party for a friend. After doing her best Khloe Kardashian impression by acting like Godzilla, Kathy went on to confess that Kris is actually “very nice.”
Kathy also encountered Kris in 2011 when both ladies appeared on “The Talk,” and the momager asked the fiery redhead what it would take to make her lay off of her famous fam. Kathy responded by quipping, “You’re going to have to make me a Kardashian. It’s going to have to be Kathy Griffin Kardashian with a gazillion Twitter followers and a perfume line.”
Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened, and getting acquainted with the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star hasn’t made Griffin give her daughters a break — she’s continued to make Jenner’s offspring the butt of her brutal jokes, and some members of the Kardashian clan have already informed Kathy that they don’t appreciate her sense of humor.
During a March appearance on “Anderson Cooper Live,” Kathy revealed that she also had an awkward run-in with Kylie and Kendall Jenner. According to Radar Online, Kylie confronted Kathy to complain about the comedienne constantly getting her name wrong, but Griffin wasn’t about to apologize for calling the teen “Francine.”
Griffin recalled, “I ran into two of them at some concert and then either Kendall or Francine goes, ‘My name isn’t Francine, stop saying that on TV. Whatevs, obvi.’ You know how the young kids talk in that jargon now like obvi, totes and whatevs. I am like finish your word you moron, finish your word, whatevs, obvi, totes.”
Kathy just seems to have a problem when it comes to communicating with the Kardashian clan — she once told Jimmy Kimmel that she couldn’t have a conversation with “super stupid” Kim Kardashian. Luckily for Kim, it looks like Kathy has already moved on to abbrev-bashing the next generation of Jenner daughters.
If Kris wants Kathy to atone for her sins, perhaps she should invite the comedienne to get grilled on her new talk show. She could gloat about Griffin’s own Bravo talk show getting canceled, and Kathy could spice things up with yet another TV striptease.
So would you like to see Kris confront Kathy, or do you think that the momager should consider hiring her as a co-host instead?
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