Kathy Griffin landed in hot water over a controversial photoshoot. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
Kathy Griffin, who has never been shy about provoking people with her comedy, is now abjectly apologizing for being photographed holding a mock “decapitated” head of Donald Trump.
After her many critics, on the right and the left, responded with outrage, Griffin took to Twitter to beg for forgiveness.
“Hey everybody, it’s me, Kathy Griffin. I sincerely apologize. I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic, I crossed the line. I move the line then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue. I ask for your forgiveness. Taking down the image. I’m going to ask the photographer to take down the image. And I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Griffin posted this late Tuesday after a flood of tweets responded to the image, mentioning these sorts of sentiments: She’s “pure evil!” She’s a “dumb idiot!” She’s “not funny!”
Even the U.S. Secret Service said it would look into what she’s first called an expression of art.
But what was the point of her photo shoot with Tyler Shields, a self-described artist photographer famous for edgy imagery? He posted a YouTube video of his shoot with Griffin, in which she declines to explain much about what they’re doing or why they’re doing it.
In it, Griffin, wearing a blue dress, is shown holding up a “head,” streaked with what appears to be blood, of President Trump by the hair. At one point, she drops it. At another point, she jokes to Shields that they’re going to have to run away…