Kathy is a two-time Emmy and Grammy winning comedian, writer, actress, and television host. She has acted in various television shows and movies such as Suddenly Susan, Pulp Fiction, and Shrek Forever After.
The moment Griffin’s controversial photo was posted online, negative comments started pouring in. In fact, as expected, Trump tweeted about it as well. He said that his children, especially his youngest one, Barron, are devastated after looking at the photo. He also asked Griffin if she would have accepted the same kind of theatrics had it been Obama.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Squatty Potty, the company with the popular toilet stool, had announced its collaboration with Griffin on May 10. But on Wednesday, the company announced that they have cut all ties with Kathy. Squatty Potty’s CEO, Bobby Edwards, called the whole incident shocking and disappointing. He said that it was highly inappropriate and that they have suspended their ad campaign with Griffin. This decision was made to demonstrate their commitment to a culture of decency, tolerance, and civility.
The disturbing image was also noticed by the US Secret Service, the federal law enforcement agency. While they didn’t directly respond to the tweet, they issued a warning via a tweet. The US Secret Service told TMZ that they have launched an investigation into the circumstances revolving around the photoshoot. CNN is thinking about taking Kathy off their New Year’s Eve coverage. She has been co-hosting the show with Anderson Cooper for the past 10 years.
Later, Kathy posted a video on Twitter apologizing for the act and said that she went too far. She also said that the image was too disturbing and wasn’t funny either.
The photoshoot was done by photographer Tyler Shields. He is the same photographer who had destroyed a $100,000 Hermes Birkin bag and shot the raw meat photoshoot featuring Mischa Barton and pissed everyone, including PETA. The photographer, Tyler, was cool about it and he was prepared for people reacting the way they did. He called it art.