Co-host of the annual New Year’s Eve broadcast on CNN, Kathy Griffin, posed with the severed head of President Donald Trump in a bloody photo shoot for artist and photographer Tyler Shields this week.
On the photo obtained by TMZ, the comedian looks directly into the camera while hoisting up Trump’s severed head, which is covered in dark red blood.
According to the outlet, Griffin joked during the photo shoot that she and Shields would need to flee the US after the pictures came out.
I see no difference Kathy Griffin. pic.twitter.com/G5tY4lKnax
— nd.mauri (@LloydIsOnFire) May 30, 2017
The US Secret Service said it would look into what Griffin called an expression of art. Republican and Democrat politicians also criticized the photo.
Following the cold response from the public, Griffin “begged” for forgiveness and said she had “crossed a line”.
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
However, the incident once again revealed the real face of the mainstream media.