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Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video

June 21 2018, 12:33 | Perry Erickson

Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin apologized Tuesday after placing herself in the middle of a social-media firestorm with a picture of her holding a severed head resembling President Donald Trump's.

Chelsea Clinton called the images "vile and wrong" and Anderson Cooper, Griffin's co-host on CNN's New Year's Eve special, said the photos were "disgusting and completely inappropriate".

"I had the privilege of campaigning in so many states for her, and I met so numerous remarkable organizers and volunteers, and as she said, she's never going to blame her team", Clinton said.

The photo in question shows comedian Kathy Griffin holding up the bloody head of a Trump dummy.

(WARNING: Graphic content.) Griffin originally defended the photo on Twitter, writing, "OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever!" The image is too disturbing.

"We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today", Squatty Potty chief executive Bobby Edwards said in a statement.

Later on in the show, the ladies of "The View" made jokes about book titles that play on Trump quotes and idioms, but Clinton bit her tongue and refused to play along. I made a mistake.

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Griffin has taken the photo and the video explaining it offline, as has the photographer.

The president's son, Donald Trump Jr, called the imagery "disgusting but not surprising".

"I went too far", she says in her contrite follow-up video. At another point, she jokes to Shields that they're going to have to run away to Mexico after the images go public.

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program", the network's communications department tweeted Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, Tyler told Fox News that Kathy wanted to make a political statement.

He went on to defend the photograph, saying: "That's what art is meant to do". "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this". Some people look at it and they love it, some people look at it and they hate it...

Griffin then begged for the forgiveness from the audience and owned up her mistake.

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