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Watch: Kathy Griffin Spills 'Cup of Gay Tea' About Anderson Cooper

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017
Kathy Griffin performing at the Best in Drag Show, an annual Aid for AIDS fundraiser.
Kathy Griffin performing at the Best in Drag Show, an annual Aid for AIDS fundraiser.  (Source:You Tube Still)

Kathy Griffin didn't hold back when performing at the Best in Drag Show, an annual Aid for AIDS fundraiser, in Los Angeles this week.

Griffin first joked about the controversy that almost halted her career (she was fired from CNN after a photo of herself holding a severed head resembling Donald Trump went viral). Wearing a Donald Trump mask, the comedian said:

"I was part of a little international scandal under federal investigation for two months, my sister died, my dog died and my mom turned on me. My mother took Sean Hannity's side. She was a little drunk. She goes, 'Kathleen, I was watching my Fox News and do you know not one of those guys took your side, not once.' I said, 'Yes.' I got letters from them saying they wanted to shoot me in my cunt."

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Griffin also commented on the Harvey Weinstein controversy and also called out former BFF Anderson Cooper.

In August, Griffin revealed she was hurt Cooper was telling the media the two, who hosted CNN New Year's Eve, were still friends even though he wasn't in contact with her. She said he finally reached out to her months after Griffin's controversy in a series of text messages. But Griffin said she told the CNN reporter their friendship was done.

During her recent performance, the comedian put Cooper in her crosshairs, according to THR.

"I'm going to leave you with a cup of tea, honey. This is a cup of gay tea that is fucking scandalous and it involves Anderson Cooper," she told the audience, explaining a fan sent her and Cooper a letter about the reporter not supporting Griffin.

"For some reason this gay sent me a letter and sent a copy to Anderson," she said. "It's so heinous and so over-the-top horrible that I admit it made me laugh out loud.

"Dear Anderson, from one homo to another, you're a fickle faggot. Really? Not supporting and backing Kathy Griffin after she had your back for years," she said. "Even to talk about your cock-sucking in her comedy back when you were still a closeted queen. And another thing, Anderson: Homo rule 101, you always back your fag hag."

THR writes:

"The audience lapped up the piping hot tea while clapping back. Griffin, who takes off for an international comedy tour later this month, then inched closer to the edge of the stage and pumped her fist in the air."

Watch clips of her performance below, posted by THR writer Chris Gardner.

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