After explaining on Twitter that she would never condone any kind of violence toward the President & was simply mocking the 'Mocker in Chief' Kathy Griffin has realized she went way too far.
Supporters from both the left & the right called out the comic including Donald Trump Jr & Chelsea Clinton:
The photo says it all, but this is what the left thinks is acceptable today. This is the double… https://t.co/ZzNT85I2uC— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 31, 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
Kathy Griffin took to Twitter to admit she had crossed the line and asked for forgiveness:
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Even with the apology, it doesn't look like the backlash is ending any time soon. The Secret Service responded that they are looking into a potential investigation and following Anderson Cooper (Kathy's co-host for CNN's New Years program every year) tweeting his disgust, CNN has said they are evaluating whether they will be continuing their relationship with the comic:
On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 30, 2017
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
Statement from CNN:
We found what she did disgusting and offensive. We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating New Year’s Eve and have made no decisions at this point.