Comedian Kathy Griffin Poses With Decapitated Donald Trump

Comedian Kathy Griffin is issuing an apology after posing in a photo shoot with a decapitated and bloody head of Donald Trump.

During the photo shoot, Griffin made jokes about moving to Mexico once these photos get released, for fear that her and famed photographer, Tyler Shields, would get thrown in jail. 

Today, President Trump fired back at Griffin with a tweet calling the image 'sick' and said that Griffin should be ashamed of herself.  

The backlash is now affecting Kathy Griffin’s career "CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," CNN spokesman Shimrit Sheetrit confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement Wednesday.

 

The photo was taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields who is known for his edgy and shocking pictures.

"I caption this 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his ... wherever,'" Griffin tweeted, referring to an exchange between Donald Trump and former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly during the primary season.

Later Griffin attempted to appease those who were offended by the image by tweeting "OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I'm merely mocking the Mocker in Chief."

Overall the photo has received a sweeping disapproval.  Chelsea Clinton herself issued a statement saying that the photo was "vile and wrong"

The backlash prompted Griffin to tweet a video of herself apologizing.

 

"Hey everybody, it's me, Kathy Griffin," she said in the video. "I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images. I'm a comic. I crossed 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've made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. Taking down the image. I am going to ask the photographer to take down the image. And I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far, I made a mistake and I was wrong."

 
 
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