Kathy Griffin calls out CNN for keeping Jeffrey Toobin despite firing her: 'There's a double standard'

During an appearance on ABC’sLa vista,” Griffin said there was adouble standardover CNN’s decision to fire her but retain Toobin, and criticized the liberal legal analyst’s participation in CNN’s abortion coverage this week.

Toobin was caught masturbating during a New Yorker staff Zoom call last year and was swiftly fired by the magazine, but CNN brought him back on the airwaves in June. Grifo, sin embargo, was dropped by CNN in 2017 as co-host of its New Year’s Eve program after she posted a photo of herself holding a severed model head of then-President Trump.

KATHY GRIFFIN VISTO EN LOS ÁNGELES DESPUÉS DE ACTUALIZAR A LOS FANS SOBRE LA SALUD EN MEDIO DE LA BATALLA DEL CÁNCER

Kathy Griffin appears on ABC's "The View" en diciembre 2, 2021. (Screenshot/ABC)

Kathy Griffin appears on ABC’s “La vista” en diciembre 2, 2021. (Screenshot/ABC) (Screenshot/ABC)

Asked by “Vista” co-host Ana Navarro how it felt to see Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., get apassfrom Republicans for posting an anime video depicting violence against Democrats, Griffin repliedmisogyny and ageismwere at play.

I think there’s another conversation that we’re not ready to have yet in this country unfortunately. I think we’re hopefully making some strides finally with race. We’re having conversations at least. But I think that we haven’t really talked about the level of misogyny and ageism that went along with all that,” Griffin said.

CNN’S TOOBIN SLAMMED FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL LIFE AFTER SAYING WEDNESDAY WAS ‘DISASTER’ FOR ABORTION SUPPORTERS

“Sabes, I got canned from CNN, which hurt me a lot personally because I loved that gig, but then for me to watch Jeffrey Toobin talking about women’s choice after he masturbated on a Zoom call,” ella añadió. “Which I know sounds funny, but maybe it wasn’t so funny for the other ladies who worked at The Atlantic [sic] that had to see that.

NUEVA YORK, NUEVO - OCTUBRE 07:  Jeffrey Toobin attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with Tom Brokaw at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Center on October 7, 2016 En nueva york.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation)

NUEVA YORK, NUEVO – OCTUBRE 07: Jeffrey Toobin attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversations with Tom Brokaw at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Center on October 7, 2016 En nueva york. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation) (Getty Images/Photo illustration)

Coanfitrión Joy Behar chimed in, pointing out that Toobin claimed it was an accident that he masturbated while on the call.

“OK, well good for him. I’m just saying it’s easy, when a guy does something we joke about it, and I do believe there’s a double standard,” Griffin said.

Griffin previously retracted an apology she made to Trump for the photo incident, and she reposted the picture the night of the 2020 elección.

Griffin discussed her physical and mental struggles on Thursday as well, delving into a suicide attempt she made last year and her recent battle with cancer. The latter has left her with a noticeably higher voice after surgery to remove part of her left lung.

Toobin’s return to CNN in June created an uproar. He gave an on-camera interview to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota where he apologized for hisdeeply moronic and indefensibleactions. Desde entonces, he’s made regular appearances where he generally gives left-leaning analysis of legal issues, particularly this week as the Supreme Court heard a potentially landmark abortion case.

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