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Kathy Griffin Gets a Pap Smear in Public (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 21st 2010 6:57PM
Sometimes it seems that Kathy Griffin will do anything just to be shocking. But here's a case where the shock value was put to good use for a good cause -- Griffin decided to get a pap smear in public as a way to raise awareness about cervical cancer.

The results of her stunt -- which took place April 16, pool side, at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood -- were broadcast on Tuesday night's episode of 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' (Tue., 10PM ET on Bravo).

Kathy set up an outdoor gynecological exam table and had a gynecologist take a pap smear -- in front of an applauding and thoroughly happy live audience -- while an announcer gave a blow-by-blow description of the procedure.

Griffin wants to say "Suck it to Cancer" because, she told E! in April, "I started talking to girlfriends of mine, my age and younger, and I just can't believe how many women are afraid to get a Pap smear or they forget or they've gone 10 years without doing one. The message is, if you see me doing something so outrageous -- some may say repulsive -- that should make it easier for you to pick up the phone and call your doctor and go get one in the privacy of your own doctor's office."

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