“You don’t have to like me, but you shouldn’t silence a comic,” Griffin said.
She also suggested the backlash had more to do with her gender than the content of the photo shoot.
Kathy Griffin is still feeling the aftershocks from her pic with a fake bloody Donald Trump head -- 2 more venues have canceled her shows. George Theatre in Staten Island on November 2 has been axed ... Griffin’s recent actions have severely inhibited our ability to fulfill our mission as a non-profit theatre serving the Staten Island community." Jersey's State Theatre also cited safety concerns.
and the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ pulled the plug on her November 3 show. This makes 5 shows officially canceled on Kathy's tour ...
Griffin has since explained the images after facing immense internet backlash.
Shields also chimed in, calling out the project was nothing more than an "artistic statement." 1/ I caption this "there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his...wherever" Also @tylershields great Photog/film maker.
The new ad calls the act by Griffin another example of "liberal extremists" who have "gone too far." The video shows footage of the comedian at the shoot, while a narrator says, “Now a celebrity Jon Ossoff supporter is making jokes about beheading the president of the United States.
"I sincerely apologize," she said in a video on Twitter. Trump himself later weighed in on the photos, tweeting, "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself.
WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA.com/AP) —An emotional but resolute Kathy Griffin told a throng of reporters Friday morning in Woodland Hills that she was “standing up” against what she claimed was bullying in the wake of the release of a photo of herself posing with a likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head.
Griffin apologized for the photo and video but said that “the mob mentality pile-on” that followed inspired her to speak out. “It’s just not right, and I’ve apologized because that was the right thing to do, and I meant it.” On Tuesday, Griffin and celebrity photographer Tyler Shields posted a video of Griffin holding a severed, bloody head resembling that of the president.
comedy tour has canceled her appearance on Friday.
“Kathy Griffin’s appearance at the Uptown Theatre Napa, on June 17, 2017 has been cancelled,” the theater announced on its Facebook page.
The images are part of a photo shoot the comedian did with controversial photographer Tyler Shields.