Appearing on Australia’s Sunrise Live with hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage, comedian Kathy Griffin brazenly stated that she wasn’t sorry for the infamous photo of her posing with the severed head of President Trump, calling the incendiary reaction to the photo “B.S.”, referring to the “atrocities” perpetrated by President Trump, and whining about all she’s suffered because she’s a woman.
The relevant part of the interview started like this:
Koch: You were very sorry at the time; you apologized. You were very upset. Are you no longer sorry for it?
Griffin: Correct. I’m no longer sorry. The whole outrage was B.S. The whole thing got so blown out of proportion. And I lost everybody; I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me. I had friends, Debra Messing, from Will and Grace, tweeting against me. I mean, I lost everybody. And so I have been through the mill, I also, I didn’t just lose like, one night on CNN; my entire tour was canceled within 24 hours because every single theater got all these death threats.
I mean, these Trump fans; they’re hard-core. They have, like, robocalls, and they’re a minority, but they know how to act like they’re a majority.
Armytage pointed out that it wasn’t just “Trump fans” that had targeted Griffin:
Debra Messing and Chelsea Clinton aren’t Trump fans; even Democrats said it was out of line. I get that comedy is about pushing the boundary, and being politically incorrect and that’s fine. But do you not agree that that picture, holding up a severed head, I know it’s a mask, covered in tomato sauce, but do you do not accept that was a little bit over the line?
Griffin defiantly responded:
No, you’re full of crap. Stop this. You know this. Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the President of the United States is committing, and I’m also on a mission to tell people honestly if it happened to me, as big-mouthed and obnoxious as I am, it can happen to you.
Yup, she’s the first person to ever see her career tank because she did something unacceptable.
Griffin then pontificated:
I mean, honestly, this is a big change. I’ve been talking to Australians who are saying for the first time, “We’re afraid to go to America.” I never thought I would hear that in my lifetime.
Then, the whining and moaning about all she’s suffered as a woman:
I’m 56 years old; I’m a female comedian; how many successful female comedians, I mean, who can stand there with a microphone with nothing but their own material they wrote themselves, and if you think I haven’t dealt with sexism and misogyny, you can’t imagine, then you’ll understand why I cannot wait to hit the stage and expose all of it. No, I don’t apologize for that photo any more. I think the outrage is complete B.S., because we have real things to deal with.