LOS ANGELES, CA—Kathy Griffin, who sources describe as a comedian, apologized Tuesday for publishing a gruesome photo to social media which falsely depicts herself as someone with current political and social relevance.
The image of Ms. Griffin holding a bloodied, severed head in the likeness of President Donald Trump stirred immediate controversy, as Americans were violently subjected to the distressing notion that the self-proclaimed D-list actress’ opinion about the President carried with it some sort of societal clout, or even mattered at all to anyone.
The blowback was swift and loud, and Griffin quickly went into damage control mode.
“I sincerely apologize . . . I went way too far,” she said in a video posted to Twitter. “The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny—I get it.”
“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake, and I was wrong.”