Kathy Griffin's photo shoot where she held up a fake severed head of Donald Trump has backfired in a major way.
The backlash has been so intense that it forced Griffin to issue an apology. Still, the damage had been done.
Now, CNN is evaluating its relationship with Griffin to do its New Year's Eve coverage.
President Trump responded to the image, as well:
Barron Trump reportedly saw the twisted image while watching television, according to TMZ.
Now, Melania Trump has her own strong words for Griffin, speaking as a mother and a human being.
In a statement, the first lady said:
“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
This isn't the first time Melania Trump has had to watch her family targeted by political opponents. It's one thing to see all the baseless “Free Melania” memes about her supposedly tumultuous marriage, but she's even had to watch her 11-year-old boy be likened to a “school shooter.” This is not to mention the other tasteless shots about her boy.
It also won't be the last time Melania Trump will see partisan, dehumanizing attacks on the first family. But if this message is any indication, she isn't going to sit idly by.