It didn’t take long for so-called comedian Kathy Griffin to realize that, even with all of the anti-Trump sentiment swirling around our country, no one found her photoshoot stunt very funny. In collaboration with professional troll Tyler Shields, Griffin took pictures of herself holding up the severed “head” of President Trump, with dark blood running down the mask’s face. The photos, unmistakable in their similarity to the shocking Islamic State videos, were published by TMZ on Tuesday and were immediately the subject of intense backlash.
Before Griffin found her way clear to apologize, she tweeted: “I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever’ Also @tylershields great photog/film maker.”
A few minutes later, she wrote, “OBVIOUSLY I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”
Er, “mocking” usually involves humor of some kind. The caption she tweeted bears some vague resemblance to humor with its reference to the whole Megyn Kelly thing from last year, but the photographs themselves are not funny in any possible sense of the word. You can despise Donald Trump from the very depths of your soul and still see that this is unacceptably vile. Think what you will of him, it’s not amusing in the least to “joke” about killing the president of the United States – or anyone else, really.
Late in the night – no doubt after liberals like Chelsea Clinton and Griffin’s pal Anderson Cooper publicly registered their disgust over the photos, the star (?) finally realized that there was no one beyond her and Shields who found the pictures appropriate.
“I am sorry,” she said. “I went too far. I was wrong.”
The president himself weighed in on Griffin’s “art” with a tweet late Tuesday. “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” he wrote. “My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
So, it’s been pointed out a thousand times, but can you just imagine what the backlash would be if she had done this with an Obama mask? She would be shunned from mainstream society. There wouldn’t be a TV channel in the WORLD that would have her on, even to apologize. You think she’ll suffer any such consequences for this stunt? We get a half-hearted “we’ll re-evaluate her role in our New Years’ Eve special” statement from CNN, but we’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that she’ll be standing right beside
Cooper when the ball drops. Because who really cares, right? It’s just Trump, a dirty Republican, right? Barely even qualifies as a human being.
As foul as these photos are, we should probably be grateful every time one of these liberal psychos forgets to wear their mask of civility in public, because it lets your average, sit-the-fence Independent and your average “I guess I’m a Democrat” voter know what the left is really all about.