Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Day 2 of the Standoff

From the Catholic League (Day 1 here):
Responding to complaints from the Catholic League, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has decided to censor the vulgar remarks that comedian Kathy Griffin made when receiving her Creative Arts Emmy for her show, “My Life on the D-List.” Last Saturday, Griffin, upon winning the award for Outstanding Reality Program, blurted out a scripted remark, “Suck it, Jesus, this award is my God now.”

The Associated Press reports today that Griffin’s comment will be censored from the taped airing of the awards ceremony this Saturday on E! On Sunday, Fox will carry the live Primetime Emmy Awards show.

I pray to the god of YouTube that this clip be made available. Of course, the Catholic League leaves out the joke's set up:
“A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this,” Griffin said in her acceptance speech. “Suck it, Jesus. This award is my God now.”
Which is pretty damn funny.

On a personal note, I'd like to thank Jesus for this post. I couldn't have done it without you.

UPDATE: Here's Catholic League President Bill Donohue's last TV appearance:

Somehow, this chucklenut is able to scare the folks at the Emmy Awards into not airing Griffin's comments. More Catholic League whining here.

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