In shitty political news today, GQP representative Paul Gosar posted an edited video of Attack on Titans depicting representative AOC and president Biden as titans getting killed. While news media are currently covering this story, my mind immediately went, "... didn't Kathy Griffin get investigated by the FBI for this shit?" So in the spirit of ONTD, we will use celebrities as a medium to talk shit about politics! How will this be done? Why, an ONTD Original of course! Here are five celebrities that have been investigated by Secret Service for "threatening" the president
Alright, let's start with the most obvious celebrity and the one that sparked this post. Kathy Griffin was infamous for posting a picture of her holding a fake decapiated Donald Trump head. The picture was interpreted as a "threat" against the ex-president and sparked an FBI investigation. Although the investigation was cleared a few months after, her career never fully recovered since the incident. The incident also caused a fallout between her and CNN journalist Anderson Cooper. Anderson Cooper eventually held a segment about Gosar's post, although he definitely could have went in harder given how he ended a long friendship over this topic.
In 2018, Eminem revealed that he was questioned by the FBI in his track "The Ringer": Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him / Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists / I said, 'Only when it comes to ink and lyricists'. A banned source decided to reach out to the FBI to confirm whether this was true. The FBI refused to comment, so the banned source filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get this information. After finally getting the requested documents, it was confirmed that Eminiem was interviewed by the FBI over his lyrics in his track "Framed". In the document, the FBI described the lyrics as describing a murder Eminien could remember and must be framed. The document then specified the following lyrics: "Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard. But dog, how the fuck is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car? … 'cause I feel somewhat responsible fo the dumb little blonde Girl, that motherfuckin' baton twirler that got dumped in the pond, Second murder with no recollection of it…” On a hilarious note, the document also noted that agents asked if Eminem was familiar with the song and Eminem rapped the song was the lyrics were read aloud.
Rocker and Z-List celebrity that even Celebrity Big Brother would go "who??????" and not invite to the cast, Ted Nugent was interviewed by the FBI for his comments at an NRA convention. At this convention, he said, "we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November" and "[he will] either be dead or in jail by this time next year [if Obama is elected]". The FBI said the issue has since been resolved and the investigation swiftly ended. To be honest, I am too lazy to look any further about his situation, so I'm just going to end this by noting how it's interesting that things ended quickly for him compared to Kathy Griffin considering how they're both referencing decapitation.
During a psychotic episode in 2014, the rock artist claimed that he has paperwork indicating that he's part of the CIA, tasked with assassinating former president Barack Obama, and currently being pursued to stop his mission. This episode triggered his then-wife to call 911, who claimed that law enforcement was the only way left for her to deal with his mental health problems. This 911 call prompted secret services to begin investigating Scott for reportedly threatening to kill the former president. Scott has since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and advocates for mental health awareness after this experience.
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do you think gosar will be investigated by the fbi? have ~you~ ever been investigated by the fbi?
*mod res-submission note: updated source 3 to twitter direct link to get around banned source. had to use the twitter of a different banned source since the original source did not post it on twitter afaik