Kathy Griffin Booed, Palin Fat Joke Bombs

by | December 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM | TV News

Host Kathy Griffin onstage during 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for VH1)

Host Kathy Griffin onstage during 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for VH1)


While hosting ‘VH1 Divas Salute the Troops,’ Kathy Griffin was greeted with a round of boos for her fat joke about Bristol Palin.

In the special which aired Friday, Griffin brought up the daughter of the former vice presidential candidate and her time on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,” said Griffin. “She’s like the white Precious.”

The joke was greeted with a lusty round of boos, prompting her to segue into introducing Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Snooki from ‘Jersey Shore.’

The booing wasn’t the only lusty segment of the show, in which Griffin – who is 50 – spent a chunk of time prancing around in a camouflage bikini with a bullet belt and draping herself over members of the Marine Corps.

The show opened with a sketch called “Operation Ranging cougar” which featured Griffin and her bust popping out of a jump suit.

She staged a round of speed dating and opened her shirt to one troop member to show off her leopard print bra. “Have you ever been to this region?” she asked him, “because your orders just came in.”

Griffin seemed to stun another soldier when she asked him if he was “at half mast” and another submitted to a peck on the cheek only to end up getting more from the comedienne who was old enough to be his mother.

Griffin made her entrance atop a missile in her camo bikini announcing: “I came in on a missile, now I know what it feels like to be a Kardashian.”

The evening also featured musical acts by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Keri Hilson.

What do you think about Griffin’s performance? Did she go too far or should the USO have expected as much from her?