Comedienne Kathy Griffin is facing a storm of criticism for appearing in a photo taken by reputedly edgy photographer Tyler Shields in which she is holding a mock decapitated head that resembles President Trump.
In response to the outcry, Griffin posted a tweet late Tuesday claiming that the photo “is too disturbing,” and that “it wasn’t funny.”
Many social media users have taken issue with the photo shoot, including the president and his son, Donald Trump Jr.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The photo says it all, but this is what the left thinks is acceptable today. This is the double standard they live by. If a well known conservative did this while working for @foxnews there would be outrage for months. There would be real consequences. Kathy Griffin a regular in @cnn should be ashamed of herself. If this is where you have to go to get noticed maybe you should pick a new line of work. Of course there won’t be ramifications to her as that’s not the #MSM narrative today. Also, this will not get nearly the coverage it should because it’s against @realdonaldtrump from a liberal, but let’s just remember this the next time we hear the bs narrative about he behavior of the right. #enoughisenough #kathygriffin Lastly, to those pointing out some stupid pics that some internet badass armchair warrior did in their basement about Obama (that’s WRONG as well), but it not the same as a well known “celeb” with an equally famous photographer collaborating and doing it for a mainstream base. Stop pretending that it’s the same… it isn’t!!!
The #kathygriffin phony apology would be a lot easier to believe if there wasn’t a video of her mocking the response she knew was coming.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 31, 2017
TMZ reported that Griffin jokingly told Shields during the shoot that they would need to move to Mexico after they released the photos or fear imprisonment.
In her Tuesday tweet, Griffin wrote that she intended to “take down the image.”
“I went too far and I was wrong,” she said.
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