Trump: ‘Kathy Griffin Should Be Ashamed of Herself’ for Severed Head Photo


President Trump tweeted Wednesday that comic Kathy Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for her participation in a photo shoot involving her holding up a severed, bloodied head resembling Trump's.

Trump added that the image had upset his children, including his 11-year-old son, Barron, his only child with First Lady Melania Trump.

Griffin had posed with the head "during a photo session with famed photog Tyler Shields, who's known for edgy, shocking pics," TMZ reported Tuesday.

Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., already sounded off on the controversy on Tuesday, calling it an example of what the left finds acceptable.

Griffin initially defended the picture as her simply mocking the "mocker-in-chief." However, after the images sparked outrage across the political spectrum, Griffin said she had made a mistake and apologized.

"I'm a comic," she said in a tweeted video. "I cross 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 ask your forgiveness."

CNN said Griffin's actions were "disgusting and offensive" and stated it would be evaluating her status as co-host with Anderson Cooper of the network's annual New Year's Eve special.

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