Kathy Griffin Gets Death Threats, Says Career Is Over
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 23:06
The 56-year-old comedian was accompanied by victims rights attorney Lisa Bloom as Griffin shared her reasoning behind the photo, how it has affected her career and how she feels bullied by the president and the federal government. "A sitting President of the United tSates and his grown children and the first lady are personally, I feel, personally trying to ruin my life forever", Kathy Griffin, comedian. The fallout led CNN to fire Griffin from its yearly New Year's Eve countdown show from Times Square, which she hosts with Anderson Cooper.
Bloom said the Trump image was a response to then-candidate Trump's campaign comment that former Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes", and that it wasn't a threat of violence against Trump, whom they called "the most woman-hating tyrannical president" in US history. It's in your face.
Republican Party spokesman Mike Reed said, "Kathy Griffin's career was over long before she attempted to make a disgusting joke about decapitating the President", Reed said. She was more vocal about what she thinks of being fired by the news network, replying, "It's hurtful to me".
At the conference, Griffin reiterated "that apology absolutely stands".
Griffin said that she has made fun of presidents before, but has not been investigated by the Secret Service until now.
She says that she's been forced to hire a criminal attorney, but that she has a first amendment right to publicly parody the President.
Griffin said that she participated in the photo shoot because she wanted to make an "absurdist artsy statement" that was "over the top" to symbolize what she sees as America's demise under Trump.
Griffin believes that she has received so much backlash because she is a woman.
"It's his turn. So I'm happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump - and also to Barron", Griffin told Vulture at the Equality Now Gala on December 9. "The death threats that I'm getting are detailed and constant, serious and specific". "Today it's me. Tomorrow it could be you". "I made a frightful mistake and terrible call". He said Griffin is cooperating with the agency.