It didn’t take long for Kathy Griffin to apologize profusely for holding a replica of President Trump’s severed head for cameras on Tuesday (we’ll spare you the disgusting image again in this post, but if you’d like to see it the link to BPR’s coverage yesterday is above).
“I sincerely apologize,” Griffin said, after “just now” seeing the strong reaction to the image. “I’m a comic. I cross the line. I move the line and 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’ve asked 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.”
Fox News’ Dana Perino called it “contrived” on The Five, and it probably was considering that Griffin had joked during the original video about possibly having to “move to Mexico” once the video gets out.
The comedian had plenty of detractors on all sides of the ideological spectrum on this one, including Chelsea Clinton, who issued a sharp condemnation via Twitter that called Griffin’s stunt “vile and wrong.”
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
CNN released a statement announcing it’s “evaluating” its New Years Eve coverage. Griffin has been the chosen star of the annual ball drop on the network for the past few years.
“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” a CNN spokesperson said. “We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year’s Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point.”
Her ball-dropping co-host, Anderson Cooper, made a public denouncement on Tuesday.
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
So, are people accepting Griffin’s apology? A quick sampling of Twitter responses and reposts say “negatory” on that front…
Why did you delete this? pic.twitter.com/gsWetxmtP4
— Marq Martí (@MarqMarti) May 30, 2017
You liberals look more like ISIS terrorists every day. You are ruining America.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 31, 2017
She apologizes to everyone but the President. Maybe start with him seeing as how you pretended to hold his severed head. https://t.co/cPxsvC68tj
— Mike Morrison (@MikeKMorrison) May 31, 2017
Kathy Griffin just realized she killed her career. https://t.co/zd1zqj1Cxw
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 31, 2017
The abject fear in her eyes indicates she was either grilled by the Secret Service or her booking agenthttps://t.co/1AL7cPU3aR
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 31, 2017
Well this mea culpa didn't take long. When we get loud the left cowers. https://t.co/aQQze9uMXU
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 31, 2017
She didn't think it was wrong when the idea was devised, filmed & promoted (incl by herself) but is now sorry…cause backlash. Pfft. https://t.co/E2uFOkNSUo
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 31, 2017
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