Jim Carrey Defends Kathy Griffin After Bloody Trump Photo
Kathy Griffin remains under fire after posting a photo in which she holds a bloody rendering of Donald Trump's severed head (she's already lost an endorsement deal, several standup gigs and her beloved CNN New Year's Eve host gig as consequence). But one of her comedy allies is swooping in to her defense.
Jim Carrey told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview that Griffin's stunt was boundary-pushing, but that's exactly what's needed in the era of Trump, who has, himself, relentlessly issued inflammatory and derogatory rhetoric.
"I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times — because that line is not real," Carrey said. "If you step out into that spotlight and you're doing the crazy things that [Trump is] doing...We're the last line of defense. And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. It's impossible to get away from it."
Carrey said he, too, has had ideas of doing away with Trump lately — at least subconsciously.
"I had a dream the other night I was playing golf with Donald Trump," he said. "I was standing beside him with a club in my hand, and I was considering my options when I suddenly woke up. It was one of those dreams where you just want to get back to sleep so you can finish it, you know?"
Griffin, meanwhile, will speak to the controversy today in a press conference, according to a statement.
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