Kathy Griffin has formally apologized for the photoshoot she took which showed her holding an effigy of President Trump’s head. She posted her apology on Twitter. In it she said clearly, “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.”
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Griffin is known for her comedy work over the years, being one of the first wildly successful female stand-up comics. Like many in Hollywood, Griffin took her success in entertainment to mean that her opinion on political issues is valuable as well. She has long been a vocal advocate for LGBT rights, and regularly criticized both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.
Of course, when her own actions are called into question, she regularly hides behind her profession – that of a comedian. Griffin’s own fame gives her both the right to say and do outrageous things, yet never be held accountable for them. This latest scandal is just a sad attempt to try to save her dwindling career.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017