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.
— Arthur Erlangen (@arthurerlangen) May 31, 2017
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.”
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
I just spoke to the Mirage in Las Vegas. The Manager told me Kathy Griffin had been cancelled and will never again perform at the Mirage.
— Judith McLeod (@judith90293) May 31, 2017
A Redditor unearthed an undated photo of Griffin, 2nd from right, posing with her friend Trump during happier times on a golf course.
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
??YouAre Lying To USA ??
??That You Take Sabbatical
??PreferablyWith A Psych pic.twitter.com/tZKqxjP7zi
— MICHELLE (@MICHELL59952525) May 31, 2017
At The Request Of Her #FAKENEWS Friends
Kathy Griffin Apologizes
So They Can Get Back To RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA pic.twitter.com/tX9Md9plh1
— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) May 31, 2017
Would be great to see "CNN is ISIS" shirts w/ Kathy Griffin on them. People photobomb CNN during live events. This will happen.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 31, 2017
Not sure why Kathy Griffin thought holding a bloody beheaded head of ANYBODY was appropriate.
Liberals done lost their damn minds ??
— ashlynn (@ashlynnnbatess) May 31, 2017
Kathy Griffin's entire career: Guilting an entire sexual subculture into pretending to find her funny. https://t.co/4GT1MHIBc6
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 31, 2017
Has al-Baghdadi thanked Kathy Griffin yet for being the first CNN host to openly embrace ISIS?
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 31, 2017
— MooStache (@Moostached) May 31, 2017