On a scale of "Obama orders dijon" to "death panels", the conservative outrage over a photo shoot featuring comedian Kathy Griffin holding "Donald Trump's" "bloody" "head" ranked at about a "burning effigy".
While photographer Tyler Shields also received some scrutiny, it was Griffin who bore the weight of the photograph's criticisms.
'I would be abandoning my principles as a comic and a human being if I backed off President Trump or any public person, ' she said, 'Comics by their nature are anti-Establishment. She was sacked from hosting CNN's New Year's Eve Celebration, many of comedy shows were canceled, her friendship with Anderson Cooper was ruined, and she was investigated by the Secret Service. all over a stupid photo! "The whole outrage was B.S.", she said. Among the friends she lost was Anderson Cooper, her bestie of 17 years, who in the aftermath of her gory photo shoot called it "disgusting and completely inappropriate". "The whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody (sic)", she said.
"No, I don't apologize for that photo anymore", Griffin concluded, saying that she would be taking on Trump on her upcoming tour dates.
On "Sunrise", when one of the anchors pressed her regarding the appropriateness of that controversial photo shoot, which critics said was reminiscent of a terrorist pose after a beheading, Griffin fought back. I have been through the mill.
When the presenters pushed back against Griffin's hard turn into non-apology, she retorted, "Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing".
Griffin told Yashar Ali of New York Magazine, she was hurt that Cooper did not contact her before he posted on Twitter his repudiation of what the comedian did.