Comedian Kathy Griffin’s recent photo of her holding a faux bloodied head resembling President Trump has backlashed, landing the usually unapologetic comedian in hot water with CNN.
The gory and disgusting nature of the photo immediately stirred a storm of outrage and controversy as millions took to Twitter. In response to the backlash, Griffin apologized for “going to far.” CNN fired the comedian for the same reason.
President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. was one of the first to tweet about the horrifying and traumatizing photo. He wrote:
“Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”
He later tweeted CNN:
“Dear @CNN, I must have missed your statement banning your commentator #KathyGriffin from future shows. Please resend. Thx”
Wednesday morning President Trump posted a tweet without mentioning how it made him feel, but how it troubled his children, specifically Baron. Apparently, according to TMZ, the 11-year-old screamed when he saw the photo of Griffin holding the decapitated head of what appeared to be his father, on TV.
The President tweeted:
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Melania released a statement after her husband.
“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” Melania Trump said in a statement. “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
To some conservative’s surprise Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, a friend of Griffin, also tweeted in disgust.
“This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”
Griffin stated that she was “merely mocking the Mocker in Chief,” but quickly followed the sea of outrage with a Twitter video apologizing.
“I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it,” she continued. “I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Donald Trump Jr. was naturally less than magnanimous, condemning Griffin’s apology. He tweeted:
“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.”
Regardless of Griffin’s apology, millions of tweets flooded CNN requesting she be fired. CNN complied. Griffin has been fired and will no longer host the annual New Year’s Eve program.
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In Other Celebrity News:
Manchester, England recently had a devastating terrorist attack that left many people dead. Ariana Grande was ending the night at the Manchester arena when a bomb suddenly went off. Reports say Ariana’s mother took some young fans who were near her, back stage for safety. Twenty-two people were killed and more than 100 were injured.
On May 22nd, Ariana tweeted a simple “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
It was a horrifying night for every person involved and their families. Queen Elizabeth visited injured children after the attack.