Kathy Griffin takes back apology over severed Trump head photo

Lawrence Kim
May 1, 2018

Griffin went on to say how during the secret service investigation it was suspected she may be a member of ISIS and that she was also suspected of conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.

Griffin was discussing the fallout from her now-infamous photo in which she held Trump's bloodied head in effigy. "By the way, I take the apology back", Griffin told the audience, before adding, "F**k him!" This president is different and I have been through the mill and so now I'm back on the road.

Kathy Griffin takes back apology over severed Trump head photo
Kathy Griffin takes back apology over severed Trump head photo

When asked if she regrets apologizing, Griffin said she did. "Now I'm going to resume the tour in North America starting in Canada and I'm announcing actually, I think, 15 new cities on Monday - so I'm back, baby".

Griffin continued, "And Don, Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape". This family is different. And so of course with my connection with the military I thought of literally Daniel Pearl's mother and so I thought, OK, obviously not very many people literally witnessed that horrendous event but when I thought of her I thought, OK, apologize. "My joke is I think he walked past Fox News for 5 minutes and then just sort of thought like, "oh, that's interesting - that one line is interesting" and then went to record something", she said at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. "The First Amendment is the First Amendment for a reason". Now, she is taking her words back. "When my mother called - she watches Fox News and thinks it's real and thinks Bill O'Reilly is on vacation - that day, as insane as it was, I was in a ball, sobbing, everything's over", she explained. "When my mother called - she watches Fox News and thinks it's real and thinks Bill O'Reilly is on vacation - that day, as insane as it was, I was in a ball, sobbing, everything's over ... I will continue. I ask your forgiveness", Griffin said, adding she was removing the image from her social media accounts and asking the photographer to do the same. Asked what evidence she has to back that up, she fired a barb at the president's embattled personal attorney, whose office was raided and is now the subject of a criminal investigation. I had to spend two hours convincing my mom I hadn't been recruited by Al-Qaeda ... my mom got death threats in her retirement village, and my sister got death threats in her hospital bed and I lost her to cancer - that's why I shaved my head.

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