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“But what about any American citizen, whether they’re artists or not, who innocently post a shocking photo on social media — will they face a federal investigation?
” Griffin also worries about the “chilling effect” created by the retribution wielded by a vengeful president and his army of supporters.
"I sincerely apologize," she said in a video on Twitter. Trump himself later weighed in on the photos, tweeting, "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself.
My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. " Despite the apology, CNN parted ways with the star on Wednesday, saying in a statement, "CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program." Another network statement added, "We found what [Griffin] did disgusting and offensive.
I understand how strong passions against Trump run, mine do very frequently, but people are always looking for reasons to delegitimize you.” Charlie Sykes, a conservative political commentator and former radio host who is famously anti-Trump, tells me that Griffin gave Trump and his supporters a big gift by releasing the image.
“The moment I saw the picture, I knew [the outcry from Trump and his supporters] was going to happen.
She thinks that just as she’s taken responsibility for her provocative image, Trump “has to take responsibility for the power he holds with his Twitter account.” Even if one agrees with Griffin’s sentiments, it’s fair to wonder what the image of Trump’s severed head signified beyond the obvious interpretation, and whether Griffin should have realized how much blowback it would create, given the hyperpolarized media environment that surrounds the president.
Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican political consultant who denounced Trump early and hasn’t wavered since, says he found Griffin’s image “way outside the boundaries and unhelpful against the cause.
I will never abdicate that responsibility.” Griffin fears the impact of what happened to her will resonate further.It’s a useful meme for Trump: It’s the left that incites violence, it’s the left that engages in hate.” The photos were improvised in an afternoon: Tyler Shields, a celebrity photographer known for his provocative images (he once shot an image of a black man hanging a member of the KKK), was taking some updated portraits of Griffin, and afterward, they decided to create some spoof images involving Trump.Griffin dispatched her assistant to find a Trump mask and a friend made fake blood using ketchup.The comedian, who regularly stays up late, had just woken up to news of President Trump’s latest Twitter tear.Trump had covered a wide range of topics in a series of tweets, from denouncing Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — or, as Trump called him in a tweet that morning, “Cryin’ Chuck.” “Why are people still expecting me to apologize and grovel to a man that tweets like this? “I’m a comedian; he’s our fucking president.” It had been 23 days since a photograph of Griffin holding a Donald Trump mask covered in fake blood completely altered her life.
But moving on doesn’t seem to be on Griffin’s mind: The short promotional video she just released for her new Laugh Your Head Off tour of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand concludes with an image of her in the same blouse she wore in the infamous Trump photo, holding a globe in her hand instead of a Trump mask. “President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert,” she tells me over the phone this past weekend.