Attention, AMC; if you’re looking to replace Chris Hardwick on “Talking Dead,” Kathy Griffin has a candidate for you: Herself.
Griffin offered herself up for the gig on Friday, after Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, penned an essay accusing an unnamed ex-boyfriend of “long-term abuse” and career blacklisting.
“I’m available to be the new host of ‘the talking dead,'” Griffin tweeted.
While Dykstra did not name the subject of her essay, which was published Thursday on Medium, the 29-year-old actress and TV personality said that when she was in her early 20s she dated a man “almost 20 years my senior” who displayed what she called “controlling behavior” — including ordering her to remain in their hotel room while he attended parties at San Diego Comic-Con.
She also accused the man of pressuring her into sex against her will, though she wrote, “To be fair, I did go along with it out of fear of losing him.”
She added, “A sincere and heartfelt apology could have made my last four years a hell of a lot easier.” The former couple announced their split via Twitter in 2014.
Reps for Hardwick and AMC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment. A rep for Dykstra also did not respond to a request for comment.
While Griffin, who has suffered career setbacks since posing with what appeared to be the severed head of President Trump last year, made herself available to step in as host for the “Walking Dead” after-show, the replies to her tweet suggested that the public might not welcome her with open arms.
“No. We don’t need the likes of you ruining that show too?! You could however, be a walker. No makeup needed, you already look the part!!” read one reply.
“NO….because @AMC wants people to watch the show, not turn away in disgust and vomit,” another critic replied.
“I think your hosting of it would be a sure death toll to it,” yet another naysayer responded. “Besides, we don’t want a bunch of hate spewed. Pretty sure most of will do a hard pass on that.”
I’m available to be the new host of “the talking dead”
– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 15, 2018