So much for keeping politically-charged ire out of Halloween this year. Kathy Griffin is firing back at conservative pundit Tomi Lahren after Lahren decided to dress up as “Trump Derangement Syndrome” for Halloween.
Lahren on Wednesday morning posted a photo of her recreating Griffin’s notorious photo, in which she held a bloody mask of Donald Trump as though he were decapitated. Lahren wore a bright red wig to portray Griffin’s hair and held a crazed clown mask.
“Gosh you are just so original @TomiLahren! I thought images like this one incite violence,” Griffin said in response to Lahren’s photo. “At least that’s what you and your colleagues at @FoxNews have told me for the past year and a half.”
Gosh you are just so original @TomiLahren! I thought images like this one incite violence! At least that’s what you and your colleagues at @FoxNews have told me for the past year and a half. I’m busy on tour right now or I’d dress up as you: a dumb, racist, and talentless hack. https://t.co/GCR8C2vYkA
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 31, 2018
Griffin went on, saying that she would gladly return the favor to Lahren this Halloween if she weren’t on tour.
“I’m busy on tour right now or I’d dress up as you: a dumb, racist, and talentless hack,” Griffin tweeted Wednesday.
Lahren replied to Griffin, saying how she should’ve amended her Halloween costume, which Griffin in turn retweeted.
“You’re right Kathy, if I was trying to impersonate you I should have worn the clown mask instead,” Lahren said. “That’s my bad! Happy Halloween!”
You’re right Kathy, if I was trying to impersonate you I should have worn the clown mask instead. That’s my bad! Happy Halloween! Xoxo https://t.co/LLacLMXzRY
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 31, 2018
The photo in question brought the comedian and former reality TV star’s career to a screeching halt, but Griffin has been staging a comeback as she remains very vocal on Twitter, despite often being a target of many on the right.
Lahren and Griffin have feuded frequently in the past. Lahren previously sent one tweet saying, “Truth is the new hate speech,” which Griffin quote tweeted with the caption, “Dumb is the new smart.”
Griffin also previously said she had received an interview request from Lahren’s camp, an opportunity she didn’t exactly welcome with open arms.
“Dear @TomiLahren, You and your network told me my career was over and that I was irrelevant,” Griffin responded. “Now you want to interview me. Not only do I not want to waste my time with you, I’m too busy selling out shows on my US tour.”