Though she said she was sorry back in May, the 56-year-old made it clear on Tuesday, Aug. 29, that she no longer felt remorse over the whole ordeal. In an interview with Australia's Sunrise, Kathy didn't hold back. "I'm no longer sorry," she said. "The whole outrage was B.S. The whole thing got so blown out of proportion."
The funny lady originally apologized after posing for the photo which many deemed inappropriate. She tweeted her apology, writing, “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong,” along with a video message expressing remorse.
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The photo says it all, but this is what the left thinks is acceptable today. This is the double standard they live by. If a well known conservative did this while working for @foxnews there would be outrage for months. There would be real consequences. Kathy Griffin a regular in @cnn should be ashamed of herself. If this is where you have to go to get noticed maybe you should pick a new line of work. Of course there won't be ramifications to her as that's not the #MSM narrative today. Also, this will not get nearly the coverage it should because it's against @realdonaldtrump from a liberal, but let's just remember this the next time we hear the bs narrative about he behavior of the right. #enoughisenough #kathygriffin Lastly, to those pointing out some stupid pics that some internet badass armchair warrior did in their basement about Obama (that's WRONG as well), but it not the same as a well known "celeb" with an equally famous photographer collaborating and doing it for a mainstream base. Stop pretending that it's the same… it isn't!!!
“I’m a comic. I cross 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,” she said. “I beg your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.” The photo was shot by equally controversial photographer Tyler Shields, who's made it clear that he's not backing down or apologzing.
The President himself took to Twitter to express his disdain for the image, saying that his youngest child was having a particularly hard time with the incredibly gory image; TMZ reports that when the First Son saw the image on TV, he thought it was actually his father's head.
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” the commander-in-chief wrote. “My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The general public — both fans of President Trump and not — rallied together to denounce the image. Trump’s oldest son, Donald Jr., called the image “shocking but not surprising,” while urging CNN to sever ties with the comedienne, who has hosted the network’s New Years specials with her friend, Anderson Cooper, in recent years.
Even Anderson expressed his disdain for his friend’s image, tweeting, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
Former First Daughter — and noted Trump critic — Chelsea Clinton also expressed her disappointment in the image — which has since been removed from Tyler Shields' accounts — tweeting, “This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017