Before comedian Kathy Griffin apologized for going “way too far” in posing with what appeared to be an effigy of President Donald Trump’s bloody, severed head, Griffin provided some context for her controversial move. At first — before level-headedness and a larger sense of perspective prevailed — Griffin doubled down on her posted pic. Griffin reportedly first tweeted that a caption for the pic might read: “There was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever.”
That comment obviously referred to then-candidate Trump’s characterization of debate host Megyn Kelly in 2016, when Trump seemed to imply that Kelly’s menstrual cycle influenced her unfair (in Trump’s opinion) treatment of him. Griffin swiftly walked back the snark after this initial Kelly-inspired defense, saying “obviously I do not condone any violence.” She was just being a comedian and she crossed the line, she said. Still, she did seem to reach her target audience — if this response to President Trump’s outrage is any indication:
It’s almost like she mocked a disabled person or stripped healthcare away from 20+ million people.
— Scott Stavrou (@WriteAwayEurope) May 31, 2017
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017