March 8th, 2011
09:42 AM ET
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but not when it comes to Kathy Griffin. The comedian is set to play a Sarah Palin-type character on an upcoming episode of "Glee" and Palin says she is hardly amused.
"You know, Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me, because you know, she's kind of this — she's a 50-year-old adult bully, really, is what she is. Kind of a has-been comedian, and she can do those things to me," Palin told Fox News when asked about Griffin's "Glee" guest spot.
But while Palin may be able to take the potshots, she is warning the "My Life on the D List" star to lay off her family, including daughters Bristol and Willow, who have been targeted in the flame-haired comedian's act.
"I would just ask for respect of my children," said Palin. "As she had stated on CNN that her New Year's resolution was to destroy my 16-year-old daughter, that takes it a little bit too far. Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone."
According to ABC News, Griffin responded by offering the "Sarah Palin's Alaska" star complimentary tickets to her new Broadway stand-up show, "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony," which runs at the Belasco Theater from March 11-19.
"As a fellow reality star, Kathy would like to extend free tickets to her upcoming Broadway show to reality-star Sarah Palin and her reality-TV crew," a rep for Griffin said. "Kathy supports all reality stars regardless of what they say about her."
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