“Kathy Griffin retracted her apology for a gory image of a fake Donald Trump head, saying anger against her was overblown and should be directed at Trump and his administration,” the AP reports. “A feisty Griffin, interviewed Tuesday on Australian TV in advance of an international comedy tour, slammed the president and his actions as she reversed course from her tearful mea culpa in May.”
Appearing on the morning show “Sunrise,” Griffin reportedly said: “So the picture happened, the outrage was ridiculous, I made an apology, and now in light of all the crazy stuff that he [Trump] and this administration are doing … He’s unhinged.”
Griffin used a number of derogatory terms in reference to Trump, including calling him a “fool.” She came out strongly against his pardon of former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio along with Trump’s call for a ban on military service by transgender people.
Pressed by one of the “Sunrise” hosts about her simulated severed Trump head, Griffin was defiant, saying: “Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing.”
Subsequently, Griffin was interrogated by the Secret Service in connection with the stunt.
More recently, the comedian has decided to embrace the incident, including launching her “Laugh Your Head Off” world comedy tour. Here’s a promo clip for her tour stop in Dublin …