Published: Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Kathy Griffin Apologizes for Trump ‘Severed Head’ Stunt After Online Backlash

Kathy Griffin went too far this time. The comedian has apologized for her Trump ‘severed head’ stunt which may have been prompted by a veiled warning from the Secret Service.

Kathy Griffin

Holding the severed head of trump for a photo, Kathy Griffin joked that she may have to leave the country after the shoot. It may just happen after the backlash to her ‘vile’ and ‘evil’ stunt went viral. Thousands posted their condemnation of Griffin’s stunt on social media, including those from colleague and friends.

One such comment came from her close friend, Anderson Cooper, who said: “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

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As the harsh criticisms snowballed, Griffin was forced to issue the following apology:

Hey everybody, it’s me, Kathy Griffin.

I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images.

I’m a comic. I crossed the line.

I move the line. Then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing.

I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career. I will continue. I ask your forgiveness.

Taking down the image. I am going to ask the photographer to take down the image. And I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.

But the apology may have been triggered by this veiled warning from the Secret Service on its Twitter account: “On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats.”

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“Threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations. #ProtectionNeverRests,” the Secret Service added.