Kathy Griffin, always edgy in her humor, needs to be a little more diplomatic when speaking to the troops.
As host of the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops special that aired Sunday night (Dec. 5), Griffin set the tone for the night, claiming that she was given a long list of guidelines when it came to her humor. She read some of them to the military audience, mocking the each item in turn, including a directive not to make fun of body deformities.
At that point she proceeded to mock her own body deformity: A left breast that’s slightly larger than her right. Deformities aside though, Griffin got a rather tepid response when she brought up “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Bristol Palin .
“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,” said Griffin. “She’s like the white ‘Precious.'”
After the joke fell flat, Griffin changed the subject quickly to the “Jersey Shore,” calling out The Situation and Snooki as backup.