Comedian Kathy Griffin, upon winning the award for Outstanding Reality Program for her show "My Life on the D-List" on Saturday, Sept. 8th, shouted "Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now!"
Apparently, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to censor the remarks from the E! taped airing of the award show this Sunday. This is in response to complaints from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Great. Now we have to start censoring comments from comedians that are not meant to be insulting, but rather funny.
How on Earth does her jokingly saying she is denouncing Jesus become a censorable offense? Who is she hurting with this? It's not like she called religious people idiots, or made derogatory comments about those who believe. She made a joke.
It's 2007, people. Why are we so Victorian in this country? Why can't we all laugh at an obvious joke, and stop being offended by the littlest things?
Oh, and by the way, suck it, Jesus. The Internet is my god now!