Sorry, Not Sorry: Kathy Griffin Took Back Her Apology For Trump Photo

The comedian told multiple Australian outlets the backlash she received after posing with a fake severed head was "BS."
Posted at 4:52 PM, Aug 30, 2017

Kathy Griffin is taking back her apology for that infamous picture with a fake severed head resembling President Donald Trump. 

Back in May, thecomedian begged for forgiveness.

"I went too far. I made a mistake, and I was wrong," Griffin said in a now-deleted video on Twitter.

But on Tuesday, Griffin told Australia's Channel 7 she changed her mind. 

"I am no longer sorry. The whole outrage was BS; the whole thing got so blown out of proportion. I lost everybody," Griffin said.

Griffin said she lost the support of people like Chelsea Clinton and Debra Messing. She also lost jobs, including a comedy tour and her New Year's Eve hosting gig with CNN.

But she argued her picture wasn't out of line compared with the "atrocities that the president of the United States is committing."

Griffin cited Trump's ban on transgender people in the military and his pardon of former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

She also accused Trump of spending taxpayer dollars on a federal investigation of her while Hurricane Harvey was hitting Texas — though, a month ago she said she was no longer under federal investigation.

Griffin refuted her apology multiple times on Channel 7 as well as on other Australian news shows.

Multiple Australian outlets interviewed her as she promotes a world comedy tour that promises to talk about, among other things, the president of the United States.