In an interview with the celebrity gossip rag TMZ, actor and comedian D.L. Hughley defended fellow comedian Kathy Griffin regarding the fallout from her controversial photo shoot where she hoisted a bloody severed head of President Trump.
TMZ caught up with Hughley at LAX, where he said that Griffin’s critics are hypocrites because they were silent when Ted Nugent threatened President Obama. He also said Trump had no right to be offended considering all the horrific things he’s said about women in the past.
“I think ultimately, if you got mad at Kathy Griffin and didn’t say sh*t about Ted Nugent, you’re a hypocrite,” Hughley said.
“Kathy Griffin held up a head that looked like Donald Trump and she got fired from CNN. Ted Nugent threatened to kill a president, he got invited to the White House. So I just think it’s ridiculous; the things we choose to be offended by is amazing to me. A man who grabs women’s p*ssies is on not in a position to be offended by anything.”
“Art, by definition, makes people uncomfortable,” Hughley continued. “So to me, ultimately, if a lot of the country didn’t like it, or [Trump’s son Barron] — was Barron equally appalled when [Trump] imitated the handicapped guy, or when he talked about grabbing p*ssies?”
“Ultimately, Trump is a horrible dude and people are going to say things about him.”
In 2007, rocker and right wing antagonist Ted Nugent threatened the lives of then-Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during an onstage rant while holding two machine guns, saying, “Obama, he’s a piece of sh*t. I told him to suck on my machine gun,” adding, “Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b*tch.”
Watch the full clip of Hughley’s comments at TMZ.com.
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