IT’S OK. THE LOON HAS APOLOGIZED.
Yesterday, the photo above broke through the clutter of the day’s news stories and created strong reactions from Trump supporters and other decent people.
Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump’s head … but she wants it bloody and detached from his body.
The comedian posed for the gory shot during a photo session with famed photog Tyler Shields, who’s known for edgy, shocking pics. We got the pic before the release.
During the photo shoot, Kathy joked that she and Tyler would need to move to Mexico once the pics got released, for fear they’d be thrown in prison.
Trump’s critics have skewered him for inciting violence with his speech. Did Kathy do the same?
Sorry, apology not accepted. CNN needs to fire you, Kathy. You aren’t funny anyway.
An apologetic Kathy Griffin took to Instagram Tuesday to issue a mea culpa for participating in a photo shoot that featured her holding up a bloody head resembling President Donald Trump.
“I’m a comic,” she said. “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.”
She said she is asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to take down the photo.
“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” she said. “I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
On Tuesday, Shields, who is known for his provocative images, released photos he did with Griffin that immediately came under fire from people on Twitter.
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, called the imagery “disgusting but not surprising.”
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Trump’s one-time campaign rival Hillary Clinton, called the photo “vile and wrong.”
“It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” she wrote on Twitter.
Part of the reaction to the beheading of Trump involved Tweeters reporting the photo to the Secret Service.
TMZ reports that our efforts were not in vain and that the Secret Service is investigating.
Kathy Griffin may have been joking when she posed with what looked like the bloody head of Donald Trump, but the Secret Service isn’t laughing.
Law enforcement sources tell us the Secret Service has launched an investigation into “the circumstances surrounding the photo shoot.”
TMZ first posted the pic, shot by famed photog Tyler Shields. We’re told the Secret Service does not jump to conclusions that incendiary photos or writings are serious or in jest. They also will not automatically pass the photo off as art. They routinely investigate and that’s exactly what they’ll do in this case.
We’re told agents will most likely attempt to interview her and Tyler.
Kathy apologized Tuesday evening for the images.
Who is this Tyler Shields who put the photo together? Here’s just one sample of his work, this time with Lindsay Lohan:
Shields’ work often involves images of violence and danger. He collected blood from 20 celebrities to make a piece of art for his Life Is Not a Fairytale exhibit in Los Angeles and also photographed Lindsay Lohan as a vampire for that exhibit. In 2010, Shields photographed Lohan in studio portraits brandishing a gun. Shields was criticized for a photoshoot with Glee star Heather Morris with a bruised eye as making light of abusive treatment of women. Shields later apologized after receiving death threats, saying, “If you are anti-domestic abuse spread the word about it. Threatening to kill me is not going to help anything.”
Shilds is frequently in the news. For example, he received publicity for these two photos of “Hitler’s suicide.”
Tyler Shields is a sick loser whose “art” isn’t really art, just garbage that the (((critics))) praise because it’s so harmful to the human soul.
TYLER SHIELDS. HE REALLY NEEDS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION.