Comedian Kathy Griffin has gone into detail about her long feud with talk show host Ellen Degeneres.
During her Laugh Your Head Off world tour show in Los Angeles, the comedian explained how she tried to 'reach out' to Ellen following the death of Joan Rivers in 2014.
Griffin told Variety, 'One of the things that really hurt Joan, and we talked about it at our last meal together, was that Ellen always shunned her and Ellen thought she was vulgar and not funny.
'I just called her [Ellen] and I just said, ‘Look, woman to woman, comic to comic, I think you need to let go of your hatred for Joan Rivers. She’s passed away, just do a f***ing tribute, be cool'.'
However, Ellen was unwilling to change her opinion on Rivers telling Griffin there was a 'differnce between mean and funny.'
'That f***ing set me off,' Griffin said.
'So we had a fight in which I used inflammatory words like, ‘Look you f***ing untalented hack’…You know when you’re fighting with someone and you can kind of laugh at a point? Yeah, not that day.'
Griffin explained she felt bad about the heated exchange, and texted the Ellen Degeneres Show host but 'never heard back.'
This is not the first time Griffin has spoken about bad blood between herself and Ellen.
In a book she released in 2016 called Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index, she wrote about 'a daytime talk show host' that has a 'mean streak that everyone knows about.'
Griffin has also previously revealed that Ellen got her 'removed' from backstage at the Emmy awards.
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