Griffin won a creative arts Emmy last weekend for her
reality show, My Life on the D-List, she joked
that an award would move her to the C-list. She was right:
''C'' as in censored. The TV academy said her raucous
acceptance speech will be edited when the event, which
was taped, is shown Saturday on the E! channel.
Emmy Awards will air the following night on Fox.
offensive remarks will not be part of the E! telecast
on Saturday night,'' the Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences said in a statement Monday.
In her speech,
Griffin said that ''a lot of people come up here and thank
Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had
less to do with this award than Jesus.''
She went on to
hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ,
and proclaim, ''This award is my god now!''
remarks were condemned Monday by Catholic League president
Bill Donohue, who called them a ''vulgar, in-your-face brand
of hate speech.''
According to the
TV academy and E!, when the four-hour-plus ceremony is
edited into a two-hour program, Griffin's remarks will be
shown in ''an abbreviated version'' in which some
language may be bleeped.
The program was
in production and unfinished, an E! spokeswoman said
comment were left Monday evening by phone and e-mail with
Griffin's publicist. They were not immediately returned.
League, an antidefamation group, called on the TV academy to
''denounce Griffin's obscene and blasphemous comment'' at
The academy said
Monday it had no plans to address the issue in the
may have another delicate issue to consider, this one
involving an off-color fake music video that aired last
December on Saturday Night Live and won a creative
arts Emmy for best song.
Andy Samberg of
SNL said Saturday that he had yet to be asked
by the TV academy to perform the tune with Timberlake on
the Fox broadcast, but he was willing. Timberlake, on a
concert tour, is scheduled to be in Los Angeles next
The subject of
their ''(Blank) in a Box'' video: wrapping a certain part
of the male anatomy and presenting it to a loved one as a
The academy has
said that ''show elements are in the process of being
worked out.'' (AP)
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