Kathy Griffin, leftwing comedian, passed the line of funny and entered the territory of disgusting after she released a photo where she was holding the decapitated head of President Donald Trump.
The photo was taken by Tyler Shields, and was obtained by TMZ on Tuesday.
Luckily, there was some shame in her game as she posted a video Tuesday evening to social media that says, “I went too far. The image is too disturbing.”
She even had to eat her words and admit to everyone, “it wasn’t funny.” She apologized for releasing the image, but does that mean that it is enough?
Shields said that he expected a backlash after the image was posted. He even jokingly said in an interview that he hopes that he can visit Griffin in Guantanamo.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about the photo saying that her choice of humor was “disgusting but not surprising.” Liberal media has sunk so low, nothing will surprise nowadays.
Indeed, the response has been overwhelmingly negative, with many expressing outrage. Journalist Soledad O’Brien called the image “upsetting and disgusting,” asking “Have we lost all our humanity?” Chelsea Clinton echoed these views, calling the image “vile and wrong,” and stating, “It is never funny to joke about killing a president.” Actors Jeffrey Wright and Debra Messing expressed similar disgust but also pointed out the parallels between this and similar calls for violence against President Obama. Messing wrote, “It wasn’t right when people hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn’t right now.” In reference to musician Ted Nugent’s repeated calls for President Obama’s assassination, Jeffrey Wright joked, “Maybe Ted Nugent and Kathy Griffin can go out on tour now…elsewhere.” And shortly after the photograph hit the web, the Secret Service posted a message about “threats made against @SecretService protectees.” Griffin shared the image on her own Twitter page, writing, “I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever’” in reference to Trump’s own statements about journalist and debate moderator Megyn Kelly. Griffin also clarified, “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”