Kathy Griffin has officially taken back her apology for releasing a gory photo of herself holding a severed fake Trump head.
The photo sparked widespread backlash, as several companies severed business ties with the comedian. Griffin’s bloody picture even caught the attention of Donald Trump, as he strongly condemned the photo.
“Hey, everybody, it’s me, Kathy Griffin. I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images,” the comedian said following the criticism. “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.”
But, now three months later, Griffin is firing back at critics, saying she is no longer sorry about the controversial photo.
“I am no longer sorry. The whole outrage was B.S.,” Griffin told an Australian morning TV show on Tuesday. “The whole thing got so blown out of proportion, and I lost everybody. Like, I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me. I had friends, Debra Messing from ‘Will and Grace,’ tweeting against me. I mean, I lost everybody.”
“I’ve been through the mill. My entire tour was canceled within 24 hours because every single theater got all these death threats,” Griffin said, as she addressed Trump supporters. “These Trump fans are hard core. They are a minority, but they know how to act like they’re a majority.”