President Donald Trump is lashing out against US celebrity, Kathy Griffin after a photo of her holding a replica of the president’s head covered in blood which circulated in the internet on Tuesday.
Kathy posing with Trump’s severed head (Photo: TMZ)
United States President, Donald Trump has condemned comedian Kathy Griffin’s photo shoot with a bloodied Trump mask on Twitter.
Trump, on his Twitter handle, said “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself”.
The president also expressed concerns that his children were having a hard time with the Trump’s ‘decapitated’ photo shoot.
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Baron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!,” Trump tweeted.
Donald Trump Jr. echoed a similar sentiment earlier and accused the comedian of giving a “phony apology.”
“The #kathygriffin phony apology would be a lot easier to believe if there was a video of her mocking the response she knew was coming,” Trump Jr. wrote just before the president tweeted about it.
Griffin, a CNN co-host for the network’s New Year’s Eve programme, had shared the image in a now-deleted tweet.
“I caption this ‘There was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his … wherever,’” she wrote on her twitter handle.
In a second tweet, she added: “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”
In a video posted on social media on Tuesday night, Griffin said she crossed the line and that the image was too disturbing.
“I sincerely apologise I am just now seeing the reaction of these images,” she said.
Criticism came from liberals and conservatives, including former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea.
See the apologetic video below: