Uncertain future

Is Kathy Griffin’s career actually over?

Kathy Griffin speaks during a press conference at The Bloom Firm on June 2, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Griffin is holding the press conference after a controversial photoshoot where she was holding a bloodied mask depicting President Donald Trump and to address alleged bullying by the Trump family. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin has been feeling the heat since she made the ill-advised decision to pose for photos with a prop that looked like the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump. The comedian has been dropped from her gig co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage, she is being investigated by the Secret Service, and everyone from Debra Messing to the president has chimed in to condemn her behavior.

During a press conference last week, Griffin claimed that the Trump family is “trying to ruin” her life. “I don’t think I will have a career after this,” she said. But is she right?

The Huffington Post polled three publicity experts, and while one thinks that Griffin will be able to rebound over a period of time, another believes her career is indeed over. “From a PR perspective, she did do the right thing, by apologizing … but still that isn’t enough. Not even close,” celebrity publicist Jonathan Hay said in an email to HuffPost.

All three experts believe that Griffin’s press conference came across as self-serving and unnecessary, considering that at the time of the event, the news cycle had already started to move past the scandal. Or as Hay put it, the conference was “flat-out gross.”

The future, in other words, is uncertain for Griffin. At least Jim Carrey has her back?

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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