On Tuesday evening a video was released of Kathy Griffin holding a mock bloody severed head of President Donald Trump as a “joke”.
Unsurprisingly she received immediate backlash from the internet as the images quickly went viral—many were comparing it to an ISIS beheading video.
The outrage became so bad that Kathy quickly put out a desperate apology video:
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
But it was too little, too late.
Soon, big names and sponsors began pulling their support for Kathy, including the makers of a toilet product, Squatty Potty, whose CEO denounced the beheading photos as contrary to their “culture of decency, civility, and tolerance”:
We have pulled all marketing related to Kathy Griffin, we do not align with her views or actions.
— Squatty Potty® (@squattypotty) May 31, 2017
The Mirage Hotel:
Contrary to previous, inaccurate reporting, MGM Resorts has no future shows scheduled with Ms. Griffin at any of its venues. pic.twitter.com/qOZ6jz0hYd
— The Mirage (@TheMirageLV) May 31, 2017
The Church of Satan:
Please do not include us in this.
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) May 30, 2017
Satan’s Daughter, Chelsea Clinton:
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
And now, even the President of the United States chimed in, absolutely eviscerating Kathy’s tasteless publicity stunt:
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
Even Trump’s infamous first-response Twitter trolls agree with him:
This is actually something we can agree on! Her joke was tasteless and stupid and attention seeking!
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) May 31, 2017