Kathy Griffin

CNN host and part-time comedienne Kathy Griffin apologized for holding up a mask of President Trump dripping with blood during a photo shoot.

The 56-year-old admitted Tuesday that she screwed up when she held up the bloodied mask during a shoot with controversial photographer Tyler Shields.

In a video tweet on Tuesday, a somewhat remorseful Griffin admitted the image was "too disturbing" and "it wasn't funny."

"I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong," she said, hoping to stem the vicious backlash on social media.

Enraged Twitter users compared Griffin's action to ISIS terrorists beheading kidnapped Americans during a terror spree in Syria.


The troubled comedienne said, "I understand how it offends people. I've made a lot of mistakes in my career."

The fallout was swift: a manager for the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas confirmed Griffin had been canceled and the comedienne would never perform there again.

And Griffin's New Year's Eve co-host and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called her behavior "disgusting" and "completely inappropriate."


A Redditor unearthed an undated photo of Griffin, 2nd from right, posing with her friend Trump during happier times on a golf course.

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  • Phillybruh

    For the record I just want him on Celebrity big brother and not in the Whitehouse. It's clear that because Obama made it look he easy, he stupidly thought that he could do it.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I'm not a republikkkan nor a deranged liberal but these folks are literally out of their minds to believe this is okay.

  • KEMI

    Damn!! I feel horrible for not caring!!! #realspill

  • Yoni7

    That side-part frontal HE'S rockin' tho'.

  • Stillme Now

    Motherfuckers always doing stupid shit and then think all they need to do is apologize. Tell us how you really feel....Any other country, her head would be taken off for that.....

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    She got his color almost right tho...tis all I got.. ESPECIALLY WHEN ALLLLLL WE SAW DURING OBAMA'S ADMIN. IS HIM HANGING SOMEWHERE..SOOOWW (HAD TO BRING BACK A CLASSIC ON THIS ONE...)https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/027f4be77aba2a6a0e190b07e9cf108070547ef0e2ab31c842354f46f7936940.gif

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Talked about this last night with a few homies. Disappointed in Kathy. Her whole career is based on her dragging the entire life outta folks WITHOUT apology. From her picking on Paula Abdul in the 80s over an eating disorder that at the time Hollywood aint eem know she had, to her picking on Clay Aiken for being gay she has maintained her mean girl stance and been very unapologetic. Why start now? She looked drugged on that apology about Orange and I truly think she was paid or threatened to apologize. In my Busta nem voice from the awards: RESIST. RESIST. RESIST *raises fist*

  • tt

    Kathy Griffin looks like a man in drag.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Enraged Twitter users compared Griffin’s action to ISIS terrorists beheading kidnapped Americans during a terror spree in Syria.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The same Syria that he is colluding against, and planning more attacks on alongside Russia. FOH.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    No matter how far one person takes it someone else had to try to outdo it !!! This is just too much ..... calling the current president " agent orange" is my limit. Or just refusing to capitalise president is my way of refusing to accept the obvious , I didn't want Hillary in office either . I didn't want Donald and I am truly praying for best. Just when I think a situation can't get worse and maybe I read North Korea is determined to bomb us and Kathy takes this picture . Real classy!

  • JV

    Pretty offensive and bad. No need to go there.

  • Coy little wink

    That apology was as weird as she looks nowadays...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I hate dumb b!tch.

    She just gave the Right wing a target to change the subject.

    I always thought this trick was a tranny.

  • Vicki White

    People need to stay outta feelings now she gonna be missing money over being sloppy in her feelings. The whole thing is old pathological have a hard time moving on or simply coping. Cope hush get money act normal bout it when things dnt go your way. She in too deep.

  • Malcom Flex

    She and Monique ought to go on tour: "Two broke big mouth heffas"

  • XoXo

    We are only "United" in the United States of America when it is convenient. More like...#DividedStatesofAmerica

    One day we're mad at that man for leaking information that put people's lives in in harm's way in Manchester. The next day we're mad at Cathy for what people perceive as taking comedy too far.

  • Mbailey

    DIVERTING attention. NONE of this matters. Grow the phugg up, everybody!

  • XoXo

    All I want to know is where was his other hand in that picture he took with Cathy. ?

  • XoXo

    And I want him on during my REM idgaf what's on tv sleep.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Totally stupid, ignorant, and unnecessary.

  • Kanyade

    You know, that's the first thing I thought of, was the hanging and cooning and gorilla pics and insinuating images/cartoons of Obama and Michelle during their time in the White House.

  • Coy little wink

    She should have held up a big bloody cheeto instead...that would have been pure gold...

  • Elevated Soul

    Democrats are nothing but self righteous hypocrites.

    President Trump has only tried to put America first and these socialists are losing their minds. The trollish looking Kathy Griffin is another clown in the industry who was friendly, with President Trump before he was elected.There is no excuse that anyone can come up with that justifies her behavior.Anyone who excuse her behavior is as immoral as she is.

  • Rayne

    That's a big ole bowl of white tears if I ever saw one. ?

  • V Dubb

    (Eating popcorn) So what's the problem?

  • che’lint

    Haha!!!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    She did this for attention smh

  • Angela Winbush

    That would work but Kathy Griffin is RICH. Not fake celebrity Rich BUT REALLY PAID WHITE JEWISH WOMAN RICH??

  • che’lint

    My goodness she looks scary.

  • Phillybruh

    Trump is a Troll and he Trolled right into the white house by convincing feeble minded people like yourself that he was putting America First.

  • Sexy CJ
  • Sexy CJ
  • ThisHarryHere

    meh..

  • Quitedeliteful

    If she never works again she'll be alright....

  • Tammie Reed

    She tried it, NOT funny at all but that's her always doing dumb chit as usual for attention. She knew EXACTLY what she was doing to get bad press! I'm sure lawyers were called, meetings were arranged before she even did the shoot, she ain't slick!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She betta apologize if she wants to keep working. She's only sincere in her 'apology' as it affects her money...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!! He

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I just don't GAD!!

  • Genia

    HA!!! ^^^this...is my everything today^^^^

  • Quitedeliteful

    Is this distasteful? Yes, but I didn't see this much outrage and news coverage when the Obamas were being dragged on the 'net as monkeys, gorillas, sub-human mongrels, an ape in heels, Barnes & Noble putting a monkey book in the center of an Obama book display window, etc., etc.... Personally, I don't care for this but I won't lose a wink of sleep over it. Let's get back to Russia and the White House shenanigans.

  • Genia

    Let's see, President Obama, was depicted with nooses over his head and in as a dancing coon, burned in effigy, his children referred to as tramps, and his wife pictured next to a monkey while being called a monkey....and now it's about morals? now it's about respect? GTFOH.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's hard to tell if she's sincerely apologizing, or just doing it to prevent her career from going up in smoke.

  • SG

    She's scary without makeup.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And it's amazing to hear Trump-trolls calling Kathy Griffin "immoral", when we have a very immoral and dishonest man sitting right there in the white house.

  • klwbaby

    I think she is in full blown damage control. The Mirage has already said she will never work there again.

  • LibraGirlonly

    ABSOLUTELY!! Why do we are about white folks problems? Trump don't care about your arse. So called black people wake up you are not important to any of them.

  • goat

    For 8yrs y'all disrespected the Obama's. Now I suggest that y'all sit back and shut the fcuk up!

  • MythCalledLove

    When coins are involved, being banned. That set her straight. However for every angry post you can find double on our last president & his wife. I watch House of Cards I hv a new perception on how low down dirty politics.

  • LibraGirlonly

    In that order.

  • hottlanta

    Roland just dropped some knowledge as usual and said that Ted Nugent said President Obama should be "beheaded" and was invited into the White House and now crazy Eric Trump is trying to dog Kathy as being disrespectful to Donald. Can't have it both way.

  • imright

    Kathy made her career off of fckin with Celebs ??? what makes Donnie any different ????? she should not have apologized !!!

  • goat

    ted nugent never apologized, still is an nra board member, and was invited to the white house by trump after calling for obama to be killed

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    So in 2012 when washed up rocker Ted Nugent threatened Barack Obama's life and told him to suck his machine gun on a live interview no outrage. Mmmmmkay

  • Vicki White

    I agree with you elevated soul 10000 dead Haitians bc one lousy demonic Jezebel decides to suppress info that a cholera outbreak is at hand. She wins with trailer minded lil folks that ride her one wheeled race wagon! She lost an election she tried to sabotage for us others. That's what her stank azzz get. I'm celebrating the cheater lost. And God still don't like ugly. Mahallo to these emojitional brats.

  • goat
  • AJKC23

    Yes she was wrong & she apologized move on! When pple were marching & saying hang Obama with a noose I didn't c the outrage!! Don't b distracted!!!

  • hottlanta

    Someone always comes through.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She looks like a tranny WITH makeup.

  • hottlanta

    Why folks are talking about Kathy, Dump just rolled back Dodd-Frank yesterday so yall betta check your bank balances when they use YOUR money for their personal gain and cause other crash again.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Was that the same hand the Prime Minister of Canada refused to shake?

  • Wile E. Coli

    Obama made it look easy because he really didn't do anything but watch.

  • Wile E. Coli

    N Korea has been determined to bomb us since about 1953. thanks largely to the Clintons (Madeline Albright's sweet deal for NK) and Obama's feckless, incompetent administration.

  • Tynamight

    The liberal people that I know just want basic human rights for all. All this beheading imagery is uncalled for. If you dislike Trump, I get it... but this violent attitude will only beget more violent attitudes.

  • Phillybruh

    They been talking extra greasy since Trump though, not only is North Korea chumping him, but the rest of the world thinks he's an idiot after last weeks trip. This worked out wonderfully for Russia, far better than just handicapping Hillary during her first year as President.

  • Dakota H

    Thank you I was going to say had this been Obama head all these white folks would be encouraging it

  • SG

    It's a lose lose either way lol

  • Wile E. Coli

    The rest of the world thinks he's an idiot? You're not all there .

  • UGHHHH

    hmmmmm

  • Wile E. Coli

    No , not really. They've just been getting the missile tech up to speed. Bush named them in the "Axis of Evil" and liberals went nuts. Now that he is being proven correct, they somehow think Trump is the reason for NK's saber rattling. Because they're void of any historical context.

    You're whining about Russia, why not prove your point with a link? Trump's trip was far from a failure and some of the 'world' needed to hear what he said.

  • Luvn_it

    I can't stand the orange thing, but maybe this was not the best move to make. Even though nothing was ever said when cruel image were made towards the Obama's. On another note Sandra I'm going to need a post explaining the definition and meaning behind the word confefe.

  • Dee
  • Harley

    But Trump is funding Isis. So...................................................

  • AriesSun

    Not only is Donald Trump not funding ISIS but Obama started it.

  • goat

    It's mighty quiet in here. Where are all the Trump trolls now?? Yeah I thought so.

    https://twitter.com/SherriRMosley/status/869949516925030400

  • Yardgirl

    Hey lovely!! I am right there with you.? She's a comedian who went over the white line. IDGAF!! Worse was said to President Obama's face!! FOH with their white outrage. ?

  • AriesSun

    For 8 years Obama pretty much got a pass. If it wasn't right what some people did to Obama,well that mean it's not right what Ms. Griffin did to Donald Trump,it's just wrong especially when some people are actually getting their heads chopped off.There were a lot of things about Obama that should have been questioned.

  • Rosalie Parker

    Exactly - what Kathy did was tasteless but she is not going to harm Gump. The real issue is where is the outrage when our people are continually slaughtered ever day at an alarming rate. Kathy may be posting what she wants to do to Gump but in our world it is reality.

  • goat
  • hottlanta

    Kathy should have held up a dictionary or a fake college degree to show that Dump can't spell since he said all during the campaign he wanted to see President Obama college transcript because he couldn't believe a black man could be so smart. Now that would have been funny. It's bad when you have so many misspellings the Webster dictionary people are tired of using spellcheck. I thought money suppose to buy you the best education. You can tell he was shoved to the next grade to graduate. Trying to invent new words like Don King. Toooo much.

  • hottlanta

    Please stop trying to put that Trump University to use to try to impress us with your vast knowledge.

  • Harley
  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Hey Punkin (hugs)

  • klwbaby

    ??

  • Elevated Soul

    She should indeed be in prison for what she and her husband,did to a Haiti..

  • pure_rachet

    Im thinking you're saying nobody cares. I agree.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What should have been questioned that wasn't?
    1) His legitimacy as president
    2) His college transcripts
    3) His religion

    But it's ok for Trump's SIL who also Trump's right hand man to meet with Russia's ambassador who is a known spy and discuss creating some sort of back channel to avoid surveillance from American intelligence agencies and then Jared who owes $1.1 billion on his 666 Park Ave. met with the head of a Russian bank who is also a Putin spy.

    This bank is still under sanctions.

    All of this occurred before Trump was sworn in as president which violates the assumption that we have one president at a time.

    And Jared 'forgot' to list either of these two meetings on his security clearance application.

    None of what you want to know about Obama is as significant as this and this is before discussing all of Trump's other Russian associations both direct and indirect.

  • nick c

    What does that have to do with the post?

  • dontgetblocked

    Dodd Frank was a mess and a burden on financial industries.

  • XoXo

    Probably!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah I think she and Chelsea Manning are related.

  • 4RGSpot

    That's so disrespectful.

  • Angela Winbush

    She sure will...but this too will blow over in the media...

  • AriesSun

    I'm stating facts. I'm concerned about trying to impressed anyone. Can you say the same. Nevermind.

  • lowercrimenow

    Mocking ISIS victims is a great career move. Kathy Griffin GET OVER YOURSELF. You are not a victin. Playing the gender and RACE CARDS is disgusting. I hate you now and I have attended four of your shows. Just go away.

  • lowercrimenow

    Except those weren't done by a CELEBRITY. There are a hundred images of Trump being depicted the SAME WAY. Griffin WAS a celebrity.

  • lowercrimenow

    Griffin was a celebrity. Not the same thing.