Comedian Kathy Griffin referenced the infamous spitting controversy between Harry Styles and Chris Pine on Tuesday night as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, joking, “I am spit on my whole career.”
Griffin told viewers that she was a last-minute guest on Kimmel’s show after Pine canceled the looks.
As she sat down close to Kimmel, Griffin said, “Let’s not b.s. the audience. I’m here, as usual, just because a more famous person fell out.”
“But understand this, it had been Chris Pine, who Harry Styles spit on!” she said. “So he doesn’t wish to be here and obtain that one giving him the questions,” Griffin added, discussing Kimmel.
“The reason why you called me is, you understand, I am spit on my whole career,” she joked, adding that she had been spit on by the “SINCE IT Was” singer once. “I asked him to,” she said.
The web blew up a couple weeks ago through the Venice International Film Festival when fans and onlookers thought they saw the former One Direction star spit on his co-star Pine through the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling.
Styles joked concerning the incident at a gig at Madison Square Garden following the festival, saying, “I’d just popped rapidly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine,” he laughed, “but fret not, we’re back.”
Pine also denied the incident, along with his representative writing in a statement, “It is a ridiculous storya complete fabrication and the consequence of an odd online illusion that’s clearly deceiving and permits foolish speculation.”
“Merely to be clear, Harry Styles didn’t spit on Chris Pine. You’ll find nothing but respect between both of these men and any suggestion otherwise is really a blatant try to create drama that simply will not exist,” it added.
Nevertheless, the incident was deemed “Spitgate” online, also it only put into the ongoing drama that weekend between your Don’t Worry Darling cast.
Pine also skipped the Don’t Worry Darling premiere in NY in the last weekend, in accordance with sources.
After joking about Spitgate, Griffin continued to inform Kimmel that she actually is focusing on getting her voice back after her bout with cancer.
“So last time I was herejust really quicklyI had lung cancer, they took out half my left lung, therefore my voice got some damage,” said Griffin. “I’m fine, it generally does not hurt, and the main thing is my boobs remain fabulous.”
The comedian also dished that Monica Lewinsky informed her once that she voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, despite Lewinsky’s history with Bill Clinton.
Newsweek reached out to representatives for Griffin, Styles, Pine and Kimmel for comment.