Kathy Griffin’s appearance at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, California has reportedly been canceled.
“Kathy Griffin’s offensive against Donald Trump Friday apparently fell on deaf ears because the only remaining venue that would allow her to perform has just pulled the plug,” reports TMZ.
The “offensive” in question was Griffin’s press conference earlier this afternoon during which she accused President Donald Trump and his family of bullying her, stating the backlash to her now-infamous ‘beheading’ photo was “definitely a woman thing.”
Griffin also broke down in tears during the conference, stating, “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I think he. I think he. I’m gonna be honest. He broke me. He broke me.”
Kathy Griffin gets emotional over fallout from photo: “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, he broke me.” pic.twitter.com/upzPbAJHFD
— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2017
According to TMZ, prior to that press conference, the Bergen Performing Arts Center in New Jersey cancelled Griffin’s performance there.
A statement on the organization’s Facebook page reports that the decision was made “after very careful consideration.”
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Uptown Theatre, meanwhile, appears to have made the decision after the conference.
Kathy Griffin’s appearance at the Uptown Theatre Napa, on June 17, 2017 has been cancelled. Ticket holders will receive a full refund at place of purchase.Thank you!
Many have responded to Uptown Theatre’s statement with praise.
Others, however, appear concerned about alleged infringements on Kathy Griffin’s right to free speech.
Kathy Griffin apparently has yet to respond publicly to news of the cancelation, which follows quite the disastrous week for Griffin, who also lost her gigs co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special and being a celebrity spokeswoman for Squatty Potty.