After Kathy Griffins graphic display of her holding up a bloody head of President Donald Trump, she is finally looking at facing the repercussions.
The apology that she posted up on Instagram read, “I’m a comic, I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it… It wasn’t funny. I get it.” This apology was far from heartfelt and it definitely was not enough to make up for her terrible video, which was not only an insult to the entire nation, but also an embarrassment.
Donald Trump Jr. called her actions “disgusting, but not surprising.”
Even some of the biggest enemies of the Trump family are speaking up on their behalf. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Donald Trump’s biggest rival, Hillary Clinton, said that the photo Griffin released was “vile and wrong.”
Now, Griffin is getting her just desserts. She was fired by CNN where she appears annually for their New Years Eve program.
CNN called her picture “disgusting and offensive,” and they did not want to associate her with their network.
By all indications, Griffin, an outspoken critic of Trump, knew the images would be controversial. In a behind-the-scenes video posted by Shields, Griffin asserted to the camera that she and Shields were “not afraid to do images that make noise.”
In the same video, Griffin and Shields are shown presumably reviewing footage from their session, and Griffin jokes: “We have to move to Mexico today, but we’re going to go to prison — federal prison…We’re not surviving this, okay?” Shields is well known for his envelope-pushing work.
His photos of a bloody, knife-wielding Lindsay Lohan were among his most headline-generating pictures to date. The reaction to Griffin and Shields’ photos may have gained the attention of the Secret Service, as the agency tweeted late Tuesday that “threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations.”