US comedian Kathy Griffin has apologised after coming under fire for posing with a decapitated, bloody, fake head resembling Donald Trump for a photo shoot.
TMZ has published the photo taken photographer Tyler Shields, who’s known for edgy, shocking pics.
During the photo shoot, Kathy joked that she and Tyler would need to move to Mexico once the pics got released, for fear they’d be thrown in prison.
Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”
Chelsea Clinton also tweeted, “This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”
After a backlash Griffin took to social media to beg forgiveness.
“I sincerely apologise. I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic, I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far,” she said. “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. (I’m) taking down the image. (I’m) 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.”