By now, most everyone in the world has seen the shocking photo shoot images of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a bloody Donald Trump head by the hair in a pose that is usually seen in ISIS execution videos following a beheading.
The backlash against the photos was so negative that Griffin had to issue an apology.
In a video posted to her Twitter account, Griffin said she just recently saw the negative reactions to the photos online, which included many people calling for criminal charges.
She said that she understands she crossed the line, will work with the photographer to unpublish the images, and apologized for the images.
Here is the video posted by Griffin:
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Well, that apology might not be good enough for one person – Barron Trump. According to reports, the 11 year old First Child thought the images were real when he first saw them on a television report.
According to the Daily Mail:
Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son Barron reportedly saw his father’s severed head on television, courtesy of a shock-value photo shoot starring D-list comedian Kathy Griffin, and thought it was real.
First lady Melania Trump said that ‘[a]s a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing.’
‘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.’
People close to the Trump family told TMZ that Barron panicked at the make-believe sight of his beheaded dad and screamed for his mother Melania.
‘He’s 11. He doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad,’ one source said.
President Trump finally weighed in on the photos after seeing how much they bothered Barron:
ORIGINAL STORY: It’s no secret that boisterous, outspoken entertainers often garner a lot of attention for their political stances, but comedian Kathy Griffin may have crossed the line with her most recent attempt to slander President Trump. In a new self-proclaimed “art” project, Griffin is photographed holding a bloody head design to look like Donald Trump. This has understandably caused an uproar.
Griffin, who has been a public opposer of Trump and his administration, took the photo with the controversial photographer Tyler Shields. The image, which was obtained by TMZ, later showed a tweet from Shields that showed the two joking about the picture and proclaiming they would need to flee to Mexico or face imprisonment.
Shortly after the gossip site released the image, many Americans expressed their disgust of the incident. One commentator, in particular, hoped Griffin would be shunned from America.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Trump has been depicted as beheaded. In August of last year, fellow comedian George Lopez published a cartoon image of drug lord El Chapo beheading the President of The United States.
Griffin has no remorse for her actions as she released a statement after the backlash began. “I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever,'” she wrote on Twitter. “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”
Even those who don’t agree with the president found the image repulsive. Twitter user Renegade Cowboy wrote, “Not Trump fan at all,” he stated. tweeted. “But this is disgusting.”
Among those repulsed by the image was the daughter of Trump’s campaign opponent Chelsea Clinton. “This is vile and wrong,” she tweeted. “It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”
You know you cross a particular line when the daughter of the losing candidate condemns you for an inappropriate image of Trump. Wrong is wrong -no matter what party you identify with.