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Kathy Griffin Pap Smear Live On TV: Is This Going Too Far?

You may have heard the big news. On Friday afternoon, Kathy Griffin got a pap smear at the Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles, right next to the pool. And she'll be televising it on her show My Life on the D-List. Yes, you heard right. You can watch Kathy Griffin get a pap smear!

We're no strangers to seeing medical procedures aired on television. We all applaud Katie Couric for getting her yearly colonoscopy televised on The Today Show. Why? Because she gets a colonoscopy in order to raise awareness about colon cancer and how to prevent it. When we first heard Tyra Banks was televising a colonic on her show, we were a little bit skeptical. But we actually learned a ton from that episode. After all, people are always talking about getting colonics, but how many of us really know much about them? Tyra totally cleared up the mystery.

But now Kathy Griffin will be showing her pap smear on television. And we think this is going one step too far and is a major call for attention. OK, fine, we get it. Pap smears are incredibly important for detecting cervical cancer and every woman should be getting one. According to Kathy's publicist, "On Friday, April 16, [Griffin] will receive this important test in
hopes that every woman will see how easy it is to get this done."

But really, is a pap smear such a mystery these days? This procedure is so mainstream and simple; most girls immediately start getting them when they turn 18. And pap smears are mandatory if you want to go on birth control. If you're a woman who isn't getting annual pap smears, is seeing Kathy Griffin get one really going to convince you to head to the doctor?

But it gets worse. Not only is Kathy Griffin getting a pap smear on television, but she also got extra fancy for the occasion. According to Kathy's publicist, "Kathy feels that this cause is so important that she has bedazzled her
[private parts] so it can be as 'va-beautiful' as it 'va-can." Umm, really, Kathy? The woman is 49 years old; why is she bedazzling her private parts to show them off on television? This is not something the general public wants to see. But on Friday afternoon, Kathy removed her purple bikini and showed off her "above the bikini-line" bedazzling.

I do think Kathy Griffin has her funny moments and I have no problem with her show, but Kathy's on-air pap smear just sounds like one loud call for attention. And an excuse to put on a bikini in public.

Will Kathy Griffin be encouraging you to get a pap smear? Or would you rather Kathy keep her bedazzled va-jay-jay off your television?

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  • AngelaCraig 2010/04/21 16:11:35
    AngelaCraig
    +4
    Go Kathy! Seriously, who cares about the method of getting the message across. If it makes ONE woman go, and get checked, and that woman's life is saved?.... Bring it on!

    Next I'd like to see Kathy pull off a prostate exam.. I mean, after all, the woman's got some balls! (That's called a joke kiddies.. now laugh.)

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  • AndyPeterson 2011/06/18 19:54:59
  • w2xad 2011/03/08 23:39:36
    w2xad
    They might find a lost semi in there!
    If only her and Palin would SHUT THE F*&% UP!
  • PeterJohn 2010/04/25 13:42:50
    PeterJohn
    +1
    This is what happens when we become Unfunny...
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2010/04/21 16:38:21
    Artist~PWCM~
    This ranks right up there with Tampon commercials with 'wings'!
    Definite cry for help...um, attention.
    Howard Stern must be so jealous he doesn't have a V-jayjay!
  • AngelaCraig 2010/04/21 16:11:35
    AngelaCraig
    +4
    Go Kathy! Seriously, who cares about the method of getting the message across. If it makes ONE woman go, and get checked, and that woman's life is saved?.... Bring it on!

    Next I'd like to see Kathy pull off a prostate exam.. I mean, after all, the woman's got some balls! (That's called a joke kiddies.. now laugh.)
  • Artist~... AngelaC... 2010/04/21 16:39:31
    Artist~PWCM~
    She's surely nuts....
    shes nuts
  • belinda bell 2010/04/21 15:15:03
    belinda bell
    +1
    she got famous for trashing other people, the A listers as she calles them, that's her shtick.She's funny but that is no way to get on the rise. famous trashing people listers calles shtick shes funny rise
  • belinda... belinda... 2010/04/21 15:16:17
    belinda bell
    +1
    Look at her here.she's doing it again.I guess that she's brought the word "disgusting" to a new level.
  • bags 2010/04/21 15:14:25
    bags
    +1
    Look, I'll give props to Griffin for trying to raise awareness for routine pap smears....however, as is Griffin's usual (IMHO) she's gone too far. Just one more example of Griffin using something to grab more attention, this time it's cancer. She doesn't motivate me to do anything other than change the damn channel.
  • belinda bell 2010/04/21 15:13:19
    belinda bell
    +2
    How disgusting!!! she'll do anything to get noticed.
  • Rae 2010/04/21 14:52:45 (edited)
    Rae
    +2
    I feel her intentions are good, but the way she is going about it is tacky. There are a lot of young girls that are uncomfortable or afraid of the procedure and might benefit from such a demonstration. But bedazzling your lady parts by a pool at a hotel seems to make a mockery of the whole thing. Do it in a more tasteful manner and do it for the cause, NOT for the personal publicity.
  • Artist~... Rae 2010/04/21 16:40:56
    Artist~PWCM~
    A real doctor's visit in his/her office would have been more appropriate.
  • BoomLover 2010/04/21 14:34:46
    BoomLover
    +1
    All's fair in the name of medical research and arousing pubic awareness. For instants, I have never seen a pap smear preformed, or have any knowledge of what occurs, what a woman feels, ect. So, yes, I think it is valid for her to show this, just as valid as a televised colonoscopy, in my opinion
  • justin 2010/04/21 14:23:43
    justin
    lol
  • KittyBug! 2010/04/21 14:11:20
    KittyBug!
    +2
    she's obviously going too far :/ talk about too much information...
  • Nimara 2010/04/21 13:54:14
    Nimara
    +1
    That is so wrong!
  • SJG 2010/04/21 11:44:02
    SJG
    +1
    Who the hell is Kath Griffin?
  • Artist~... SJG 2010/04/21 16:42:09
    Artist~PWCM~
    Good observation....no really, I mean it. She is just stretching out her 15 minutes.
  • Sass 2010/04/21 11:42:04
    Sass
    +2
    Trashy is as trashy does. This is just her pushing the envelope again, a bid for publicity and attention. I think she is vile and I turn her off whenever she is on anything!
  • Sass 2010/04/21 11:40:42
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