Kathy Griffin apologizes for Donald Trump photo after backlash

The photo was shot by photographer Tyler Shields. Griffin said she has asked him to take down the images.

Comedian Kathy Griffin

Comedian Kathy Griffin

“I went way too far,” comedian Kathy Griffin said in her apology video she posted late yesterday, admitting the gruesome headless photo of President Donald  Trump was “too disturbing” and not funny.

“OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief,” Griffin said in an earlier tweet which she then deleted and replaced with the apology video.

Criticism came from both conservatives and liberal figures, including Donald Trump Jr., who called the picture “disgusting but not surprising” after Griffin’s video which shows her slowly lifting the bloody head of POTUS , then smirking. She originally described the project with Shields as an “artsy fartsy statement” mocking the commander in chief.

The weird act drew the attention of the Secret Service, which acknowledged it is investigating the matter.

“This is vile and wrong,” tweeted former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. “It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”

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?”

In the initial video, Griffin bragged that she and photographer Tyler Shields “are not afraid to do images that make noise,” and they high-five each other.

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