Kathy Griffin may have a crossed the line when she posted a faux photo of Donald Trump’s severed head, but that doesn’t mean that some of her best pals don’t have her back. Although the image was hateful, crass and over the top, especially since Donald Trump has said his kids have been affected by it, there are still some people that will always be on Kathy’s side.
When the daughter of Ozzy Osborne was asked what she thought of the tasteless joke, she replied, “Everyone makes mistakes.”
Kelly Osborne and Kathy Griffin have evidently been long time friends, and Kelly supported Kathy leaving E! News just after she did, saying she would always be proud of Kathy.
Kathy Griffin and her attorney, Lisa Bloom, will be holding a press conference today at 12pm Pacific Standard Time, in which she will discuss the photo. It is unclear if she will be justifying it or apologizing.
After posting the photo of the bloodied head, Kathy Griffin was promptly fired from her role as CNN’s New Year’s Eve host. She did, however, post a YouTube video apologizing for the joke, saying that she had “gone too far.”
Donald Trump has stated that his youngest son, Barron, was particularly disturbed by the photo as he thought it was real initially.
Melania Trump commented on the photo saying, “As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing…..makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
She also stated, “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
Donald Trump also issued a statement saying, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick.”
Kathy Griffin, however, says that there is another side to the story that everyone is ignoring. According to Griffin, the Trump family has been “bullying her” for years, and they have tried to break her. She says that Trump had “broken” her, and she’s been faced with “white guys trying to hold her down” for years.
She also claims that male artists, such as Marilyn Manson, have gone further with their criticism of Trump, but that they got away with it due to the fact that they are men. Kathy Griffin does, however, say that she is sorry for what’s done, and she wishes she had used a blow-up doll and ketchup, so it didn’t look as realistic as it came across.
The photo was originally sent to TMZ, which she said was “art.” Evidently, she didn’t think that anyone would find it offensive in the first place. Some have stated that while people have rallied behind Barron Trump and the fact that his feelings were hurt, Obama’s daughters might have also been hurt as well during the times their father was hung in effigy, and everyone has ignored their feelings as well.
Jim Carrey defended the comedian, saying it was a comedian’s job to challenge people.
“I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times – because that line is not real. If you step out into that spotlight and you’re doing the crazy things that [Trump] is doing, we’re the last line of defense. And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. It’s impossible to get away from it,” he said.
Kathy Griffin and her lawyer will address the issue during a press conference today.
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