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Squatty Potty Sh*tcans Kathy Griffin Ad

Squatty Potty Thinks Kathy Griffin is full of s**t. The maker of the bathroom foot prop thing that claims to make it easier to have a bowl movement, said late yesterday that it was pulling an ad it made with the potty-mouthed comic. 

The decision came after Griffin posted a video in which she held what appeared to be a bloodied and severed head that bore the likeness of Donald Trump. Like many of the news stories that Trump decries as fake, so was the head. 

Still many people were outraged and took to social media, some urging the Secret Service to look into the matter. Griffin latter posted another video in which she said she went too far. 

The Secret Service posted a tweet that said, in part, “On it!”

News reports, however, quoted experts as saying that while Griffin’s stunt (like her) was crude, tasteless and grotesque, she probably didn’t break the law. She didn’t speak or write anything suggesting any kind of violence should be taken against the president and urged no one else to do so. 

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Here’s part of the statement issued by SP CEO Bobby Edwards after the marketer decided to axe Griffin: “We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for. In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.” 

Well, if that’s the case, why the hell did you hire Kathy Griffin in the first place?

Oh, and this just in.

OK, not just, but after this item initially posted this morning, CNN had the good sense to can Griffin as cohost of its New Year's Eve special. CNN star Anderson Cooper, who has co-hosted the special in the past with Griffin, tweeted that her Trump stunt was "disgusting" and "completely inappropriate." 

 

 

 

 

3 comments about "Squatty Potty Sh*tcans Kathy Griffin Ad ".
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  1. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc, May 31, 2017 at 10:17 a.m.

    Griffin was probably a very good choice for a role in promoting Squatty Potty. I assume that even as this is written the technicians and scientists are rushing to exploit this stunning announcement, as well as the publicity aroused, by developingĀ  a "smart" potty.

  2. Mary Helen Sprecher from Sports Destination Management, May 31, 2017 at 2:21 p.m.

    Bowel, not bowl, movement.

  3. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston, May 31, 2017 at 2:49 p.m.

    CNN supported her in the morning and fired her in the afternoon. Reminds me of Tom Eagleton, kind of.

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