Photographer for Griffins’ “Trump beheading” photo now under fire

Tyler Shields, the photographer who assisted comedian Kathy Griffin with the gruesome photo shoot of her holding a “head” of Trump, dripping with fake blood, is now coming under the spotlight himself.

Before the shocking images were made public, Shields posted a Twitter comment on May 26 that said, “Can you go to jail for making an artistic statement? Asking for a friend… @kathygriffin.”


Around noon Tuesday, Shields posted the TMZ article with the image of Griffin holding the head, along with the comment, “Friend text me this ‘I hear Tijuana is beautiful this time of year.’”

Hours after the backlash began, several people began pointing out that Shields still had not removed the photo from his own Twitter page.

Later Tuesday night, it was removed, but not before screenshots with his Mexico comment were preserved.

Griffin finally posted an apology video Tuesday evening, asking for forgiveness and admitting she “went too far,” but no apology has been issued by Shields.

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