Kathy Griffin Cries, Apologizes For Trump Photo Controversy, Says ‘He Broke Me’
Comedian Kathy Griffin tearfully apologized in a Friday press conference for posing with a fake bloodied and severed head depicting U.S. President Donald Trump.
“I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, (Trump) broke me,” said Griffin.
“A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the First Lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever,” she said. “You guys know him, he’s not going to stop.”
Griffin has lost sponsorships and jobs, including her role as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage with journalist Anderson Cooper, since a photograph and video from the shoot appeared on social media on Tuesday.
“I’m not good at being appropriate,” she said. “I’m only good at doing comedy one way. It’s in your face. I’m going to make fun of the president. And I’m going to do it more now.”
She said the online attacks on her in the last few days — including death threats. Griffin said the photo was intended to mock Trump’s comments during the presidential campaign, when he told CNN that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her – wherever” when she moderated a 2015 presidential debate.