Kathy Griffin has retweeted that controversial 2017 photo of her holding President Donald Trump’s severed head. The comedian came under fire three years ago for taking the photo. Now Griffin has retweeted the photo in response to the presidential election.
Griffin posted the photo shortly after Trump prematurely announced he had won the election. The photo includes Griffin holding a bloodied mask of Trump. At the time, she insisted the photo was satirical, but many people believe the comedian went too far.
Kathy Griffin Lost Her Comedy Tour in 2017 Due to The Photo
As a result of public backlash from the photo, Griffin canceled her comedy tour at the time. The comedian also lost her endorsement deals with sponsors due to creating the photo. For instance, Griffin also lost her hosting gig on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, a role she held for a decade prior to the stunt.
Soon after, Griffin received death threats from people online. She said she was even approached by a man wielding a knife. The federal government also investigated her for conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The comedian appeared apologetic in the aftermath. But since then, she told CBS News that she no longer regrets the photo.
“I think a lot of people would love it if I said, ‘Oh, I wish I had never taken that picture. I wish I had never cursed, I wish I had never made this comment or that comment.’ But the most important thing that I hope people see is that, long after I kick the bucket, they see the crazy red-haired lady didn’t go down,” Griffin said.
Griffin Remains a Critic of the Trump Administration
Despite the backlash, Griffin has remained a critic of Trump and his administration. In a series of separate tweets on Election Night, Griffin elaborated on some of her feelings regarding the results. Griffin revealed what she thought of people who voted to re-elect the president.
In another tweet, she wrote, “And f–k those white b—hes who voted for TrumpracismPenceracism.”