Kathy Griffin seems to be one of "those" people. You either like her or you can't stand her. There seems to be no middle ground.
I happen to be one of the people who likes her. I find her funny, and it takes a good deal of courage and daring to say and do some of the things she's done. She seemingly would do anything for a laugh or for publicity.
More recently, she seems to be getting in touch with her "spanky" side. You know how it is with those redheaded brats--they just keep pushing the envelope until their bottoms wind up red, too.
If the lady does, indeed, harbor an inner spanko trying to get out, it maybe made it's first appearance on one of her Bravo appearances. I seem to recall a shot of her trying on clothes, checking her butt out in a pair of pants, and giving herself a few swats on the bottom (probably to see how it looked and how her bottom reacted in that outfit). This was either during one of her comedy specials, or during an episode of her show, "Life On The D-List". It could very easily have just been a case of her playing up for the cameras.
Then, of course, came this picture from a photo shoot, a spanking pose staged for comic effect.
Then, of course, came her guest spot on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson (my favorite talk show host) back on January 28. Kathy wound up taking a few smacks from Craig, and the last one certainly seemed like a pretty good one. You can find it on YouTube here....
Click on the link, or cut and paste it into your browser to see her guest spot.
Was her spanking journey over? Not quite yet, because the following week, on her talk show Kathy, her guests were none other than Larry King and Craig Ferguson! Kathy greeted her guests as they came out, and when she and Craig hugged, he reached down and gave her bottom 3 or 4 smacks. Then, as they were starting to sit down, Kathy turned her back to Craig much as she had done on his show, and he took a few warm-up swings and then landed a good whack to her backside and eliciting an exclamation of, "Jesus Christ!" from her. I daresay that, too, was done more for comic effect than any actual discomfort.
Next, just to be fair, she went and assumed the same position in front of Larry King--and he gave a pretty good shot, too! (I don't have the link for this, but I'm sure you can find it on YouTube or elsewhere on the web.)
So, is Kathy Griffin really a spanko and finally letting that side of her nature out? Probably not. As I mentioned earlier, the lady will do anything for a laugh or publicity. With all the recent hype surrounding 50 Shades Of Gray, she probably thought of the whole spanking thing as a good comedy target.
That's my take on it, anyway. Although, if I'm wrong......Hey, Kathy, the next time you're on tour in Minneapolis and want a spanking.....drop me a note! :-)