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Clay Aiken Blows Up Meghan McCain's Complaint About Kathy Griffin With Heartfelt Tweet

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Meghan McCain's time on The View comes to an end this Friday. As was to be expected, she is not leaving quietly.

The conservative voice of the long-running daytime talk show took a jab at comedian Kathy Griffin, who recently announced she is undergoing treatment for lung cancer, on a recent episode of The View.

McCain, whose father, Senator John McCain, died of brain cancer in 2018, initially wished Griffin a speedy recovery, acknowledging her own family's struggles with cancer and opioid addictions.

But she quickly backtracked that sympathy, as evidenced by a clip posted on the Twitter page for the YouTube series The Chat.

McCain justified her hatred of Griffin by referencing jokes Griffin made in the past about McCain's close friend, Clay Aiken.

"She made very, very, very cruel and homophobic jokes about him before he was out of the closet."
"I think he's lucky he didn't end up becoming an opioid addict given the degree of bullying that happened to him when he was still struggling to come out of the closet."
"I don't like her. I'm never going to like her for all the jokes she said about Clay".

McCain was also quick to mention the controversial photo Griffin posted of herself holding a fake severed head resembling Donald Trump, saying it reminded her of "what Isis does to our soldiers."

Not long after the episode aired, Aiken took to Twitter.

But in an interesting twist, his post was not in support of McCain, but rather sending good vibes to Griffin.

In addition to wishing the comedian a speedy recovery, Aiken described Griffin as "selfless and gracious," and acknowledged a fundraiser she held during Aiken's bid for a congressional seat in North Carolina.

What led many to view this message as an attack on McCain as well as support for Griffin was how Aiken ended the Tweet with the message: "I miss your jokes."

Before Aiken came out in 2008, Griffin had referred to him as "Gaykin" when performing stand up.

Griffin has been an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, even being awarded the Rainbow Key Award from the city of West Hollywood in 2018, after raising over $5 million for HIV/AIDs services and LGBTQ+ activism.

Some of Aiken's Twitter followers expressed confusion over his support of Griffin, considering McCain's suggested animosity between them.






Other's made sure to get their attacks on McCain in before she departs The View on Friday.





But most people wanted to commend the American Idol runner up for his class and sensitivity, as well as wish Griffin a speedy recovery.








Not surprisingly, McCain had nothing to say regarding Aiken's tweet, but Griffin certainly did.