Kathy Griffin. Her stunt with the faux severed head of Donald Trump has gotten the C list comedian more press and attention than she has ever seen in her entire life. And now she is getting even more press after a tearful apology has gone viral. She now has said she regrets her decision to shoot those photos, but claims she won’t stop fighting the president.
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Griffin has felt the heat from the photo shoot, for sure. At least five of her employers have cut ties with her, including CNN. She’s had appearances canceled and sponsorships taken away. But that hasn’t dulled her will to stand up to Trump.
Griffin held a news conference in Los Angeles with her attorney to explain her side of the story. What began as an apology, quickly spun into another attack “A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever,” she said. “You guys know him. He’s not going to stop.”
Ironically, Griffin has been receiving death threats. Even though she was the photographed with a severed head of President Trump, she claims the president is leading the effort to demonize her.
“I’m not good at being appropriate,” she said. “I’m only good at doing comedy one way. It’s in your face. I’m going to make fun of the president. And I’m going to do it more now.”
Proud to announce that I represent Kathy Griffin. We will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning. Here's the details. pic.twitter.com/1FejPNGzoV
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) June 2, 2017
In case you missed the inference, Griffin thinks the photo of the fake Trump head covered in blood is comedy.
The people making death threats didn’t find it funny. Or maybe they did, and they simply feel like death threats are the type of comedy that could be appreciated by a woman who posed with the severed head of a sitting president.
“The threats that I am getting are … detailed and they are specific,” Griffin said. “And today it’s me, but tomorrow it might be you.”
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
“I don’t think I’ll have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, he broke me.”
Does it get any better than that? “He broke me.” Psychologists and social workers call this victim blaming. When you pose with severed head of a president and then blame that president for the downfall of your career, you may be missing the mark.