Sewer comic Kathy Griffin hosted the "VH1 Divas" salute to the troops this weekend, but she didn't count on bombing so badly with her vicious "jokes" about Bristol Palin:
"She's the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight," Griffin said in reference to Bristol's trip to the finals on “Dancing With the Stars.”- JP
Even after the troops' loud booing, Griffin continued the attack.
But Palin, 20, isn’t letting 50-year-old Griffin’s digs bring her down.
“The audience's reaction to this ‘comedian’ spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too,” Palin told Pop Tarts in an exclusive statement. “I hope people didn't have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms.”
The annual VH1 show... was taped at San Diego’s Miramar Marine base and presented by the USO...
“Calling Bristol Palin fat is inappropriate and distasteful, even under the guise of humor,” body image expert and author of “Love Your Body Love Your Life,” Sarah Maria, told Pop Tarts. “The problem is that people, and particularly young people, easily absorb the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that are presented to them. [It's a problem] when someone makes critical comments about someone else’s body and weight, beliefs such as ‘fat is a horrible thing,’ ‘I am no good unless I am thin.'"