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Published On: Wed, May 31st, 2017

Kathy Griffin’s photo shoot with bloody Trump head, CNN calls it ‘disgusting and offensive’

Has Kathy Griffin finally gone too far? A photo of Griffin holding a fake, bloody decapitated Trump head may have been just that. See the photo at the bottom.

“I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his … wherever,'” Griffin wrote, releasing the pic with glee and pride.

CNN is evaluating Kathy Griffin’s role in its annual New Year’s Eve coverage after the comedian posed for a photo shoot holding a decapitated, bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.

“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” CNN said in a statement Tuesday, according to Mediaite. “We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year’s Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point.”

Griffin has co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live broadcast every January since 2007, along with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who tweeted that he was offended by her actions.

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

A picture from the photo shoot with Los Angeles-based artist Tyler Shields surfaced online Tuesday morning, setting off a firestorm on social media. Some liberals defended Griffin, others condemned the photograph.

Chelsea Clinton called the photo “vile and wrong.”

Griffin initially defended herself after the photo surfaced, but then later apologized profusely in a video posted on Twitter.

“I sincerely apologize,” she said. “I’m a comic. I cross the line. I move the line and then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is way too disturbing.”

Shields loves the attention, joking in a tweet from last week, Shields pondered if it were possible to be jailed for an artistic statement, then went on to joke with BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that he hoped he’d be allowed to visit Griffin “in Guantanamo.”

 

 

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