search
Not so funnyNot so funny

Comedian sorry for severed ‘Trump’ head clip

After outcry, Kathy Griffin apologizes, deletes video showing her holding up bloodied head of US president’s likeness

Screenshot from a clip published on Kathy Griffin's social media profiles showing her holding a bloodied, severed head of Trump's likeness. (Screenshot)
Screenshot from a clip published on Kathy Griffin's social media profiles showing her holding a bloodied, severed head of Trump's likeness. (Screenshot)

US comedian Kathy Griffin said she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what appeared to be a bloody, severed head of US President Donald Trump’s likeness.

The clip sparked an outcry and calls for Griffin to be investigated and jailed. The comic posted a video later Tuesday apologizing for footage, saying it was “too disturbing” and wasn’t funny.

She said the video was deleted from her social media profiles.

The original 12-second clip showed Griffin looking straight into the camera and holding up the bloodied head.

“I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever,’ she wrote in the post, in reference to comments Trump made during his presidential campaign last year about journalist Megyn Kelly, then with Fox News, following what he perceived to be a combative question during a debate.

https://twitter.com/kathygriffin/status/869703678550171648

In a second tweet, she had written: “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”

Griffin originally said she knew her new photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields would “make noise,” and joked that they should move to Mexico to avoid federal prison for their latest collaboration.

Griffin initially described the project as an “artsy fartsy statement” on Instagram and said she does not condone causing harm to others.

read more:
comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed