After posting a very graphic photo of a fake “beheading” of Donald Trump, comic Kathy Griffin took to Twitter to beg for forgiveness.
“I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I moved the line, then I crossed it. I went too far. The image was too disturbing. It wasn’t funny. I beg for your forgiveness.”
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
The stunt is already affecting Griffin’s bottom line as one casino has cancelled a summer appearance, and even buddy Anderson Cooper has denounced the photo as CNN fired her from her high-profile New Year’s Eve gig.
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
The July 22nd performance by Kathy Griffin has been cancelled.
— Route 66 Casino (@RT66CasinoHotel) May 30, 2017
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
CNN evaluating Kathy Griffin’s role in New Year’s coverage after Trump beheaded photo https://t.co/8bYA8Y9cYA pic.twitter.com/5FiB7Kexs7
— The Hill (@thehill) May 31, 2017
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
Kathy Griffin’s Gory Photo of Decapitated Trump Focus of Secret Service Investigation (VIDEO) https://t.co/PWEjp1SEIM
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 31, 2017
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
Kathy Griffin was way, way wrong. Kathy Griffin apologized.
Your turn, Trump and his enablers.(Pick one of many way wrong transgressions)
— Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) May 31, 2017