Kathy Griffin is calling out Don Cheadle on social media for what she says is lack of support in the aftermath of her controversial May 2017 photo depicting her holding up a severed Donald Trump head. Cheadle posted on Twitter an image of a hat for the Sleeping Giants campaign, which fights to end bigotry and sexism in America, to which Griffin responded with serious criticisms.
“I will never forgive you for your nasty tweet the day my smear campaign started,” Griffin wrote to Cheadle. “You know it was a fucking smear campaign and you have never taken a moment to apologize. Some liberal you are. Yes, my memory is long my ex friend. Shame on you. I kept a list. Fear me.”
Griffin advised Cheadle to look up his tweets from May 30, 2017 in order to see why she had an issue with him. On that day, Cheadle partially defended Griffin against one Twitter user accusing her of voting for Donald Trump. “She didn’t,” Cheadle tweeted. “She hates him.” The actor ended his defense by writing, “That pic though,” hinting Griffin went a little too far in posing with Trump’s severed head.
“You. Of all people. Just another Hollywood movie star phony,” Griffin continued about Cheadle. “You really had a problem with my photo? You don’t know a smear campaign from the oval office, the tabloids, the actual news, two federal investigations?…You’re a dick in real life, but believe it or not I truly hope what I went through never happens to you. Never. And if it did I would be the first in line to stand up for you, get my ass on television and do everything I could to defend you and the 1st Amendment. It’s easy, Don.”
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Cheadle responded only once to Griffin, writing, “Huh?” The comedian’s criticisms arrive just ahead of the debut of Cheadle’s latest Showtime comedy, “Black Monday,” which premieres on the network January 20.