Uncharmingly Untalented

“Uncharmingly Untalented”

Patrick Hurley, a writer in Hollywood, used the above title to describe one of the current public bullies in the entertainment industry, Kathy Griffin.

I found this article while searching the web for interesting topics that have influenced the life and career of Clay Aiken. Like it or not, Kathy’s name and Clay’s name have been tied together for many years and it certainly has not been a popular pairing with Clay fans.

From the beginning of Clay’s career, Kathy has made him the focus of her stand-up comic routine. She took it upon herself to embarrass Clay and try and “out” him as gay long before he was ready. Do you remember the term “Gaiken”??

At first, Clay played along with her jokes, but soon, her over -the– top comments were not at all funny and Clay seemed to ignore her completely.

Who is Kathy Griffin?? According to Hurley, Kathy is “a desperate woman not trying to save her career but attempting to build one. She has been so blatantly unsuccessful at this point that she is now resorting to using shock statements to build an audience.”

Hurley goes on to say; “Kathy Griffin is uncouth for the sake of being vulgar. There is no redeeming value in most of her humor. She is a comedic bully who rolls over decency, audiences and the art form itself. She is happier making people angry that she is at entertaining them.”

According to Hurley, Kathy lacks the ability to entertain.

“Well, my whole thing with gossip is I couldn’t care less if it’s true.” Kathy said to a reporter. “My act has always reflected what’s going on in my life.” And, “A lot of fans don’t have a sense of humor”. Perhaps it is Kathy that doesn’t have a clue!!

Bullying, which causes horrific psychological pain to victims, must never be accepted as a form of entertainment. The offensive TV scenes of bullying and the moronic comics who bash to entertain are only trying to normalize and legitimize all bullying.

What should we do?? Do we just ignore her or should we speak up?? Well, for me, Edmund Burke’s statement answers those questions. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”

Patrick Hurley lives in Orange County, California. He has presented humorous presentations in 46 states to over six million people. He has had six books published and has won three Emmy awards for television.

Patrick Hurley’s entire article can be found at: http://politicalmavens.com

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