A miserable-looking Kathy Griffin issued a video apology amid the ongoing backlash to a photo featuring her holding a mock severed head of President Donald Trump.
“Hey everybody, it’s me Kathy Griffin,” she says in the clip, looking as though she’s choking back tears.
“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic. I crossed the line – I moved the line, then I crossed it. I went way too far.”
“The image is too disturbing,” she continues. “I understand how it affects people – it wasn’t funny, I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career, I ask your forgiveness. I’m taking down the image, asking the photographer to take down the image.”
“I went too far – I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
See the clip below.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 31, 2017
As reported previously, Griffin was not this remorseful a short while ago.
The following tweets, which have since been deleted, show a conversation Griffin reportedly had with writer Yashar Ali.
Griffin’s apology comes after her photo shoot received fierce condemnation online.
Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017
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
Even the Clinton News Network’s Jake Tapper described Griffin’s stunt as “disgusting.”
For those asking, I said on air that I thought the beheading imagery by Griffin about the president was disgusting and inappropriate.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 30, 2017
Not everyone sees it as a big deal, though; as covered previously, Tapper’s guests on The Lead insist there are bigger fish to fry.
Yashar Ali, Twitter