A Raggedy Ann-looking Kathy Griffin posted an apology video just hours after a photo of her holding a bloodied mask of President Trump was released.
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Griffin admitted she “went too far” in a photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields.
TMZ posted a behind the scenes video of the shoot. In it, Griffin joked that she and Shields would need to move to Mexico after the photos were released or fear imprisonment.
She has since taken down the photo and claims that she asked Shields to do the same.
She also said in the behind the scenes video that she and Shields weren’t afraid of photos that would “make noise.”
If this is how she really feels, why apologize and why take the photo down?
Could it be all the backlash you received?
Could it be your career depends on people liking you?
Let’s see how much people like her after this stunt. Twitter, take it away!
She is one disgusting human being! I hope she is shunned forever……
— Lucas Day (@Lukelakers) May 30, 2017
Great non volient message from the peaceful liberals NOT
— Roy B (@Roy1911_45) May 30, 2017
— CHARTER (@TrueCharter) May 30, 2017
Gone to far! She needs to know & understand the concept of a joke.
— Donna Henthorn (@dlhentho) May 30, 2017
Not funny at all @kathygriffin This photo show how low you will go to try to stay relevant. This is sick and offensive on so many levels! ?
— ??Elizabeth??? (@Dill_Bryces_Mom) May 30, 2017
Even Chelsea Clinton commented on the photo.
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
When this lady is criticizing you for your “protest” against Trump, you know you crossed a line!
Shields told Fox News that Griffin was hoping to create a bold message.
“Kathy and I are friends and we worked together before, so when we started doing this shoot, she said, ‘I’d love to do something political. I’d love to make a statement,'” he explained. “We kind of figured out what would be the best image to make out of that.”
Shields added the image was meant to serve as art and he’s aware that it could make some viewers uncomfortable.
“That’s what art is meant to do,” he said. “Some people look at it and they love it. Some people look at it and they hate it… I understand there are going to be people that hate this. It’s a very touchy subject… but this is not real. We didn’t kill anybody nor do I feel anybody should be killed. It’s no different from a movie. It just happens to be a still image.”
Shields went on to say that he did not regret the photo shoot:
“I can’t speak for her, [but] I know she loves to stir the pot. For me, I love the idea we have freedom of speech. The fact that I’m allowed to make an image like this says a lot. To me, that’s a powerful thing… nobody’s killed me for this image so it’s not that bad. I love Kathy and I hope they let me visit her in Guantanamo.”
Sounds like this guy is more messed up than she is.