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Comedian Kathy Griffin from US apologizes for beheaded Donald Trump photo

Comedian Kathy Griffin from US apologizes for beheaded Donald Trump photo

Beheaded Donald Trump photo

Comedian Kathy Griffin has apologized for a beheaded Donald Trump photo of herself holding what appears to be bloody, decapitated the fake head of President Trump. The image has received sweeping bi-partisan disapproval. Taken by celebrity snapper Tyler Shields, it was displayed by Griffin and Shields Tuesday on their social media accounts.

I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.

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Griffin Tweeted:

“I Caption this there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his — where’re”.

“OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”

Comedian Kathy Griffin

That did appease her critics, promoting Griffin to tweet a video of her apologizing. Kathy Griffin said in the video:

“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 photo caught the attention of the US Secret Service. Generally, the federal law prosecution agency did not directly mention the photo in any of its tweets, but in retort to Twitter users tweeting the image at its account. The US Secret Services Tweeted Tuesday afternoon:

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

Later in the evening, the Secret Service issued a statement, which did not cite the controversy, but was issued in response to it – which read:

“The U.S. Secret Service has a critical mission. It is always unfortunate when people make statements that could be perceived as threats. We don’t have the luxury of knowing a person’s intent. Each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly which taxes Secret Service manpower and resources that could be utilized elsewhere.”

The photo did not sit well with the president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., who tweeted:

“Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”

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