Twitter Slams Kathy Griffin For Donald Trump Beheading Photo

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Kathy Griffin Donald Trump Behead Photo

By Andrew Shuster |

Kathy Griffin Donald Trump Behead Photo


Kathy Griffin posed holding a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump for a new photo shoot, and Twitter is now slamming the comedienne’s controversial picture. See the angry tweets below.

The bloody beheading photo was shot by photographer Tyler Shields, who’s known for controversial artwork. In a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot (see below), Griffin says she’s “not afraid to do images that make noise.” The comedienne also tells Shields, “We have to go to Mexico today because we’re gonna go to prison.”

Many Twitter users are taking offense to the image, which is reminiscent of terrorist propaganda. One person lashing out at Griffin is “The View” co-host Jedediah Bila‏, who wrote, “This is not funny. It’s disgusting. And I don’t care whether you love or hate Trump. If you’re human, you should find this disgusting.” And another user wrote, “So by no means do I support Donald Trump, but Kathy Griffin can go straight to hell. POS.”

One person noted, “Imagine the meltdown if a conservative celebrity had posed with a mock-up of Obama’s decapitated head.” Another tweeter said, “Kathy Griffin is basically the Ann Coulter of the left – will do or say anything to remain relevant enough to collect a paycheck.” And one person expressed, “Kathy griffin might as well join ISIS. Consequences. No more joking about murdering POTUS! Completely VILE!!”

Meanwhile, one Twitter user joked, “Just look at us! Right and left. Conservative and liberal. All coming together to bash Kathy Griffin. We are truly one America.” Another person offered, “If you’re CNN, you announce immediately that Kathy Griffin will no longer be hosting your New Year’s Eve special right now w/o hesitation.” And one user tweeted, “Old hack Kathy Griffin clearly has no career left. Doing anything now to get attention.” There were many similar tweets bashing the comedienne’s shocking beheading photo, including one from Chelsea Clinton, who said, “This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”

Others who have objected to the imagery include Debra Messing, Don Cheadle, and Jeffrey Wright. Trump’s son Donald Jr. also posted on Twitter, “Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”

For her part, Griffin tweeted, “I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever’ Also @tylershields great Photog/film maker.” She went on, “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”

UPDATE: On Tuesday night, Griffin posted an apology video, acknowledging she went “too far.” Bila, who criticized the comedienne earlier, tweeted in response, “Good for her for doing this. I respect people who can apologize. We all make mistakes.” Anderson Cooper, with whom Griffin has hosted CNN’s New Year’s coverage, wrote on Twitter after the apology, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

And CNN says in a statement, “We found what she did disgusting and offensive. We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating New Year’s Eve and have made no decisions at this point.” Watch the apology video below. NOTE: Griffin’s video apology has since been been taken down by the comedienne.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, CNN announced it terminated its partnership with Griffin. She will no longer appear on the New Year’s special.

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