Kathy Griffin was booed by the crowd at her Dublin performance on Wednesday, November 8 after she mistakenly included Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.
She stated it was nice “being in the United Kingdom,” and seemed genuinely shocked when the friendly crowd suddenly turned to her booing and catcalling.
Griffin became so startled she had difficulty continuing with her routine, The New York Times reported. Most of the Irish people at the show in Vicar Street clearly believed Griffin, an Irish American, should have known better…
After more than two hours on stage, Griffin began telling a story about Mariah Carey when she suddenly began slumping. She called to her boyfriend who rushed on stage to support her.
After a time away Griffin returned but merely to say goodnight ending a bizarre night in Dublin for the controversial comic.
Outgrouping. And violation of expectation. “Hey, let me say this weird crazy thing, and you’ll all think I am super cool and love me!” Response? “You cunt! Let’s string this bitch up by her nipples!” Amygdala bang! She is a good example because you can almost see the amygdala in her eyes, even at rest. This is High Rabbitry 101.
As someone who is not at all social, it is curious to me how this develops, and I find the entire trait just fascinating. This is a personality who needs to feel that everyone around them loves them. Simply getting booed by a rowdy Irish crowd, most of whom were probably “spirited,” due to some spirits, is enough to traumatize her to the point she suddenly feels her body shutting down. How does that happen?
Did she, throughout her life, become somehow accustomed to adulation? Did she become sensitized to ostracization? Why is the idea of everyone supporting her so important to her brain function? Why doesn’t her copious wealth make her not give a damn? Clearly she knew that nobody was going to get violent, and she was in no danger. How does it shock the amygdala so badly as to shut off the entire brain? Could there even be an evolutionary purpose, like an opossum playing possum to avoid violence? Is this a designed feature, and not a bug?
Most amusingly, the shutdown is something she recognizes enough that she can feel it coming, and say to her boyfriend, “Quick, come catch me, my body is shutting down again!” And he knows what is happening, so he is ready to run up there and drag her off the stage like some ill-tempered Ragedy-Ann doll in a fugue state.
Then a little while passes backstage, her brain comes back online, she pops back up and runs back out on stage to say a quick goodbye, and she’s off into the night as if nothing happened. The next day she is tweeting how crazy the show was, and making jokes about it.
I’d cut her slack, but what peeves me is she is so wracked by this malady, and she spends her time trying to inflict it on others, such as President Trump. He is immune, of course, but if she could inflict it on him, she would have in a heartbeat, and she is trying.
It is why I support amygdala-hijacking liberals. If they can try to out-group us and amygdala hijack us as they seek to strip away our freedom, turnabout is only fair play.