Comedian blames Trump family for backlash over beheading publicity stunt
JUNE 2, 2017
D-list celebrity comedian Kathy Griffin promised to target President Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son in a December interview with Vulture.
Following Trump’s election win, Griffin vowed to not only target “President Piece of Shit” but also the young Barron Trump.
“Now more than ever we must absolutely go for all the absurdities,” Griffin told Vulture at the time. “For me, that’s Trump and all things Trump. It’s not about trying to be an equal-opportunity offender anymore because Hillary got such a beat down.”
“It’s his turn. So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron,” the comedian continued. “You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game.”
Griffin, who recently received immense backlash after posing with a decapitated head resembling Trump, attempted to shift the blame onto the First Family for her distasteful decision.
“It’s hurtful to me,” Griffin said. “There’s a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me and I’m just here to say that it’s wrong.”
“I made a horrible, horrible call,” she continued. “Trust me, if I could redo the whole thing I’d have a blow up doll and no ketchup.”
Numerous venues have cancelled Griffin’s comedy shows while CNN fired the comedian from her role as co-host for the network’s new years coverage.