Kathy Griffin Apologizes For Gruesome Trump Photo: ‘I Went Way Too Far’

Kathy Griffin attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin says she knew her new photo shoot with photographer T... FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin says she knew her new photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields would “make noise.” She appears in a photo posted online Tuesday, May 30, 2017, holding what looks like President Donald Trump’s bloody, severed head. Many on Twitter called for the comedian to be jailed. Griffin told photographer Shields in a video on his Twitter page Tuesday that they will have to move to Mexico to avoid federal prison for their latest collaboration. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) MORE LESS
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Comedian Kathy Griffin issued an apology Tuesday evening for her controversial photoshoot in which she holds the likeness of Donald Trump’s bloodied, severed head.

“I sincerely apologize. I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic, I crossed the line, I moved the line, then I crossed it. I went way too far,” Griffin said in a video she posted on Twitter. She also promised to ask the photographer, Tyler Shields, to take down the photo.

Griffin faced significant backlash from both ends of the political spectrum. Chelsea Clinton tweeted that the photo was “vile and wrong.” Mitt Romney wrote, “Our politics have become too base, too low, & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin’s post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory.”

Trump himself blasted the comedian, saying she should be “ashamed” of herself.

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  1. Avatar for grack grack says:

    If I wanted a D-list celebrity to represent my opinions I would have voted for Donald Trump.

  2. I had to google who this person was.

    Dumbass does dumbass thing, apologizes for being a dumbass. World pauses, hesitates, reconsiders, continues to turn.

  3. Who cares what Kathy Griffin does or says? The country’s burning down.

  4. None of the cretins who are attacking Griffin had anything to say about hanging Pres. Obama’s effigy and/or setting (him) it on fire.

    I’m not agreeing with Griffin at all. But I’m not going to rail against her after what Obama went through for eight years.

    And if Rump has a problem with his son seeing that image, tell him to speak with either Sasha or Malia to get their unvarnished opinion.

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