President Trump is lashing out against celebrity Kathy Griffin after a, covered in blood, circulated the internet on Tuesday.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Mr. Trump fired off a tweet directed at Griffin, saying she “should be ashamed of herself,” adding that his children, including his 11-year old son Barron, were having a “hard time” with the photo.
Griffin sent shock waves through social media after a photo taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields was released that was seemingly reminiscent of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading videos and photos. Griffin posed with a vacant-eyed stare to the camera, holding a facsimile of Mr. Trump’s detached, bloodied head by the hair.
Griffin had originally posted that she was merely “mocking the Mocker in Chief.” But hours after the photo’s release, Griffin apologized for the incident in a video, saying she “went too far” and was wrong.
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Blowback for the post was swift, garnering responses from people like Chelsea Clinton who called the post “vile” as well as Griffin’s close friend CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who said he was “appalled” by the “clearly disgusting” image.