Kathy Griffin shared that infamous photo of herself holding a fake, bloodied Trump head and her career has been in a nose-dive ever since. Friendships have taken a toll too.
In a new interview with New York Magazine, Griffin talked about the backlash and aftermath of her joke. Anderson Cooper, with whom hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, publicly denounced the photo, tweeting,
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
Griffin knew he was in a tough position but she thought that she deserved a text or phone call before he shared that tweet with his millions of Twitter followers.
On an episode of Watch What Happens Live, Cooper told Andy Cohen that he and Griffin were still friends, but she says he still hadn’t reached out her.
Griffin was hurt and ended the friendship herself after Cooper finally reached out to her via text, months later. And Griffin remains angry at Trump. She’s done apologizing.
“Why are people still expecting me to apologize and grovel to a man that tweets like this? I’m a comedian; he’s our fucking president.
President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert. He said there are some good Nazis, and he’s kicking out young adults who were brought here as kids by their parents, and I’m the one who has to continue to apologize?”
Apropos of the controversy, Griffin is headed on her Laugh Your Head Off tour in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Will there be Trump jokes? You can bet on it.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 27, 2017
(Photo, YouTube; via Huffington Post)