Griffin: 'No Longer Sorry' for Decapitated Trump Head Photo

Comedian Kathy Griffin / Getty
August 29, 2017

Kathy Griffin says that she is no longer sorry for disseminating a photo of her holding up a severed, bloodied head resembling President Donald Trump's.

Griffin spoke with an Australian television show where she was asked about the controversy, and said she was not sorry for it. The fallen comedian blamed her career downfall on Trump supporters, despite the fact that Democrats, including a self-described friend, actress Debra Messing, and Chelsea Clinton condemned the photo.

"You were very sorry at the time. You apologized. You were very upset. Are you no longer sorry for it?" one of the TV hosts asked.

"Correct. I'm no longer sorry. The whole outrage was BS. The whole thing got so blown out of proportion," Griffin said.

"These Trump fans, they're hardcore," she added.

Co-host Sam Armytage interjected, pointing out it was not only "Trump fans" who spoke out against the photo.

"Debra Messing and Chelsea Clinton aren't Trump fans," Armytage said. "Even Democrats said it was out of line."

"Do you not accept that [the photo] was a little bit over the line?" she asked.

"No, you're full of crap. Stop this. You know this," Griffin said. "Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing."

Griffin did not elaborate on the "atrocities" of which she accused Trump.

Shortly after the photo came to light, the Secret Service investigated Griffin as a potential threat against Trump's life. Griffin gave a tearful apology in front of cameras and said Trump "broke" her.