READ: White House Correspondents’ Association Releases Statement Distancing Itself From Michelle Wolf

Comedian Kathy Griffin came to Wolf’s defense over the dinner, which has typically been used as an opportunity to roast members of the press and government officials.

“So journalists are willing to demand that a comic hired to roast people apologize but they aren’t willing to demand that Trump or his staff apologize to people?” Griffin said in a series of tweets. “Is that where we’re at now? Can someone explain the difference to me?”

“Stop acting like @michelleisawolf showed up at the playground and started making fun of Sarah Sanders in front of her children,” Griffin added. “Sarah was there representing Trump, on the dais, at an event with a professional comic who was hired to do a roast.”

Others on Twitter also noted the scent of hypocrisy in criticism of Wolf, considering Trump’s history of disparaging and mocking people with whom he doesn’t agree.

“Shame on you! You are the very ones who are supposed to defend the 1st Amendment! A comedian YOU INVITED AND HIRED does what she was supposed to do and you cower? You’re also supposed to be literate, but can’t understand no attacks were made on anyone’s looks?”

Trump’s prickly relationship with the media didn’t go unnoticed, either.

Neither did the press’s obsession with Trump, which Wolf joked about at the dinner.

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