Kathy Griffin Says Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner ‘Were There for Me’ During Trump Photo Backlash

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Kathy Griffin came to the defense of the Kardashian family on Wednesday, saying that Kim Kardashian and family matriarch Kris Jenner “were there for me” after her infamous Donald Trump photo was published and “99 percent of my liberal anti-Trump Hollywood friends abandoned me.”

In a multi-tweet thread, Griffin added that Kardashian and Jenner didn’t stand by her “for retweets or attention or for their show,” adding that “me and my boyfriend were the only ones who knew,” and that Jenner “also helped me promote my current tour when others have declined to be associated with me.”

The impassioned defense began with an innocuous tweet, when Griffin responded to a social media post stating that Kendall and Kris Jenner “snuck into Kathy Griffin’s house and stole her wigs (really).”

“It’s true, they did! They have no shame!” Griffin responded.

Shortly thereafter, Griffin noted that she “gets lots of hate tweets” whenever she posts about the reality TV clan.

“Every time I post something related to the Kardashians/Jenners I get lots of hate tweets,” Griffin wrote. “Well something you should know is after the Trump photo, when 99 percent of my liberal anti-Trump Hollywood friends abandoned me, @KrisJenner and @KimKardashian were there for me.”

The “My Life on the D-List” alum continued, “They didn’t do it for retweets or attention or for their show, in fact me and my boyfriend were the only ones who knew. Kris has also helped me promote my current tour when others have declined to be associated with me. This isn’t good for their business model..”

Griffin added that she makes fun of the Kardashians “relentlessly in my act” but noted, “I don’t abandon my friends.”

“But it’s who they are..loyal. And don’t forget, I make fun of them relentlessly in my act..they also have a sense of humor,” Griffin tweeted. “So if you’re going to object to me posting about them, please unfollow me…I don’t abandon my friends.”

Griffin concluded, “And I also ask those of you who are criticizing me/them where your liberal heroes were when i was getting thousands of death threats and the president of the united states was using the power of his office to go after me. That’s all..”

Last year, after a photo of Griffin posing with what appeared to be the decapitated head was made public, Griffin suffered considerable fallout, including being dropped from her annual gig co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage. After apologizing for the photo, Griffin later withdrew her apology.

Read Griffin’s tweets about the Kardashians below.

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