Comedian Kathy Griffin received immense backlash when she did a photo shoot in which she held the fake, severed head of President Donald Trump. Now, she’s trying to put the blame on the president for tweeting at her and causing her career to go down the drain.
Appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Friday, Griffin explained how her life was changed in the aftermath, pinning fault on President Trump.
“Yes, I took a photo that changed my life irrevocably,” Griffin said, admitting her mistake, but not before adding, “That was one thing.”
“Because the walls caved in on me, and the accidental president – it’s an accident – he tweeted at me that, you know, my – he tweeted against me, which made everything cancel in my life, basically,” she said.
The president’s tweet, which what she claims “made everything cancel in my life,” was his tweet in which he wrote the comedian “should be ashamed of herself” and then defended his family against her act:
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Griffin went on to say she was “in the middle of a 50-city tour, and within 12 hours, I had not one single day of work ahead of me.”
“And, by the way, to this day, I do not have one single day of paid work ahead of me,” she added. “So I’ve been digging myself out of this rabbit hole for last year and a half.”
Griffin recalled the day that she got a call about being put under a two-month federal investigation and would face possible charges for “conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States”:
“So a lot of people thought, you know, I got a call from the Secret Service or got in like fake Hollywood trouble. But, no, this is real-life trouble.”
“That’s where your tax dollars went, everybody. Investigating Kathy Griffin,” she said.
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The comedian said she received death threats following her photo shoot, which served as a political jab at President Trump as she held the fake, decapitated head of the president, similarly to an ISIS assassination.
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After all of the backlash Griffin received from the photo shoot, she previously claimed she was “singled out” in the aftermath and has rescinded her apologies for the photo.
On Colbert’s show said she went overseas to get back her career with her “Laugh Your Head Off” tour.