Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Donald Trump and family are trying to ruin my career: Kathy Griffin

Donald Trump and family are trying to ruin my career: Kathy Griffin

The California politician later sent out a fund-raising email calling Griffin's photo shoot disrespectful and obscene.

While she reiterated her apology, she vowed to continue criticizing the president.

Griffin maintains she was not threatening the president.

A distraught Griffin said while her humor may not be palatable to everyone, she did not deserve the vicious online onslaught she has been facing.

Griffin said that she feels she is being targeted by Trump, but promises that she was not going to give up.

Griffin said the photo was meant to mock Trump's comments during the presidential campaign, when he told CNN that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her - wherever" when she moderated a 2015 presidential debate.

CNN anchor Cooper wrote a Tweet condemning the photo, which he called "disgusting and completely inappropriate".

Griffin explained that her and photographer Tyler Shields only spent five minutes coming up with the idea and that the pictures were part of a larger photo shoot that didn't include Trump.

The 56-year-old has publicly apologized over the gruesome photo which drew outrage from Trump and his family, as well as across the political spectrum.

Griffin and her attorneys appeared at a free-wheeling news conference Friday morning in which Griffin cried and again apologized for the shoot. "He said Griffin is cooperating with the agency".

Griffin, who broke down in tears at several point throughout the press conference, said she faces death threats, had events cancelled, lost her jobs, and is being investigated by the Secret Service.

She said she would not refrain from joking about the president in the future. "It wasn't amusing", she said this week. "I understand why Minnesotans were upset by this, and I take that very seriously".

It's the latest fallout after the comedian posed with a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.

The Uptown Theatre's cancellation follows six other venues, including bergenPAC in New Jersey. She also promised that she will not stop poking fun at the president.

Bloom continued, "Kathy never imagined it could be misinterpreted as a threat of violence against Trump".

Earlier this week, she begged for forgiveness, admitted she was wrong and that she went too far with the posting.

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