But fast forward three months later, and the comedian has had a change of tune about the photo, taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.
Griffin told “Sunrise”, an Australian morning TV show, on Tuesday:
“I am no longer sorry, the whole outrage was B.S.,”
“The whole thing got so blown out of proportion, and I lost everybody. Like, I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me.
I had friends, Debra Messing from ‘Will and Grace,’ tweeting against me. I mean, I lost everybody.”
Griffin then took a jab at Trump supporters, saying,
“I’ve been through the mill. My entire tour was cancelled within 24 hours, because every single theater got all these death threats.
These Trump fans are hard core. They are a minority but they know how to act like they’re a majority.”
When Griffin tweeted the photo initially, she wrote,
“I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his … wherever.’” It was a reference to an exchange between the president and former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly during the presidential primary season.
But Griffin quickly apologized for the photo, taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, tweeting a video, in which she said, “Hey, everybody, it’s me, Kathy Griffin. I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images. I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I move the line. Then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny.”
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) August 28, 2017