Liberal comedian and virulent hater of President Donald Trump Kathy Griffin took a flying leap over the line of civility Tuesday when photos and video emerged of her holding a mock severed head that resembled Trump, similar in style to the gruesome propaganda videos produced by the Islamic State group and their ilk.
The picture and video were published by the celebrity gossip site TMZ, and almost instantaneously sparked intense backlash against Griffin from virtually all points along the political spectrum.
Shortly after her mock beheading of the president went public, Griffin posted a video to social media apologizing for the “too disturbing” image of her holding Trump’s severed head and admitted that she “went too far” and that “it wasn’t funny.”
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She further claimed that she understood how some people could be offended or upset by the shocking image, but insinuated that she didn’t realize how severe the backlash against her would be. You can see her apology right here:
However, there are some who suggest that Griffin’s apology wasn’t exactly sincere, and point to comments she made during a behind-the-scenes video that accompanied the TMZ post regarding the photoshoot that would indicate she knew prior to the release that the picture would land her in trouble, yet she proceeded anyway.
In fact, Fox News spoke with the photographer who assisted in creating the image, Tyler Shields, and he stated that … [VIDEO ON NEXT PAGE]