— ‘No President deserves this’: Comedian Kathy Griffin slammed for gruesome Trump stunt
— Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself — Donald Trump
Our politics have become too base, too low, & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin’s post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 30, 2017
PRESIDENT Trump has lashed out at comedian Kathy Griffin over her controversial stunt showing his decapitated head, saying his children are “having a hard time” with it.
The President said the controversial star “should be ashamed” for her tasteless display in which she was seen holding a picture of Trump’s head.
He said his 11-year-old son, Barron, was particularly upset over the “sick” image that sparked an instant backlash online.
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
It came after he broke his silence on the “covfefe” mystery that went viral on Wednesday and again accused Democrats of a “witch hunt” against his top aides over links to Russia.
Earlier, Kathy Griffin hastily apologised for a shocking photo shoot in which she was seen wielding President Donald Trump’s bloodied, decapitated head.
The veteran comic has long been an outspoken Trump critic, but the gruesome nature of her latest anti-Trump display that shocked fellow celebs and even Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea.
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
The instant backlash to the shockingly realistic photos made Griffin pull all evidence of the bloody stunt from the internet, issuing a video apology in its place.
“I sincerely apologise. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in career. I will continue. Taking down the image, gonna ask the photographer to take down the image. I beg for your forgivness. I went too far, I made a mistake and I was wrong,” she said.
Griffin had earlier posted behind the scenes footage from the shoot with photographer Tyler Shields on her Twitter account, writing: “I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his … wherever.”
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
The caption is a reference to comments Trump made about journalist Megyn Kelly in 2015 after a fiery debate exchange.
The video was met with an instant backlash from both sides of the political divide.
.@kathygriffin I’m sorry but that is totally inappropriate and so very offensive. And I have to believe you’re smart enough to know better.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 30, 2017
I can’t believe I’m tweeting this but here goes: Squatty Potty has released a statement on Kathy Griffin’s photo with a Trump severed head pic.twitter.com/u9G1GwXKZz
— David Mack (@davidmackau) May 31, 2017
Thanks, Kathy Griffin, but I really wasn’t looking for common ground with Trumpists in support of an ignorant, lying, traitorous, goon thug.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 30, 2017
Will not retweet! Will not like! I’ve supported you for years, even hired you on ‘Ned & Stacey” years ago. This is desperate & disgusting!
— Del Shores (@DelShores) May 30, 2017
Thanks for setting the anti-Trump movement back about as far as you could. Idiot.
— Reverend Matty (@reverendmatty) May 30, 2017
It wasn’t right when peoplel hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn’t right now.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 30, 2017