In an interview with the Associated Press, Geller says she believes she saved lives by hosting the contest because the gunmen would have picked another soft target and killed innocent civilians.
Would you regret saving lives?…Cartoons are political critique. It’s a cartoon. Is that what we want to outlaw? We want to outlaw humor? We want to outlaw comedy? If you want to know who rules over you, find out who you cannot criticize…I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die. It’s just that simple. It’s not even a choice. It’s a calling.