Kathy Griffin landed in hot water over a controversial photoshoot. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who starred in a photo with a bloodied Trump-lookalike head Tuesday, initially said it was the former. But late in the day she was apologizing, after an overwhelming number of journalists and personalities across the political spectrum condemned Griffin’s photo shoot with Tyler Shields. Griffin originally said the photos were “merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”
Here’s Griffin’s video apology, shared Tuesday night.
“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I moved the line, and then I crossed it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny, I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue. I ask for your forgiveness. Taking down the image,” she said. “I went too far, I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Here are some other words used to describe the image of Griffin: “Vile” and “wrong,” as Chelsea Clinton tweeted.