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Remember That Time Craig Ferguson Stood Up for Britney Spears?
Posted on Apr 28, 2014
On Monday, the host of “The Late Late Show” announced he was “consciously uncoupling” from CBS.
Now that he’s retiring, we’re reminded of that unusual, heartfelt monologue in 2007.
Singer Britney Spears was very much in the news for all sorts of odd behavior and Ferguson, noting his own battles with alcohol and the late night routine of mocking celebrities, vowed not to make any jokes at her expense.
“I’m starting to feel uncomfortable making fun of these people,” he said. “And for me comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it. It should be about always attacking powerful people, attacking the politicians and the [Donald] Trumps, and the blowhards. ... Go after them.”
See for yourself:
More on Ferguson’s retirement, from The Associated Press via ABC News:
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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