Emboldened Kathy Griffin Finds Her Spine and Retracts Apology for Decapitated Trump Photo

A few months ago, Kathy Griffin posed for a photo with an effigy of Donald Trump’s bloody, decapitated head. When all the normal suspects on Twitter and cable news acted outraged at the image, Griffin made a standard apology. Now, in an appearance on the Australian morning show Sunrise, Griffin says she isn’t sorry at all.

My favorite part of that video is when host Samantha Armytage asks, in her unbearably posh Australian accent, “Do you not accept that was a little bit over the line?” to which Griffin casually asserts “No, you’re full of crap, stop this.”

I’m with Kathy Griffin here. Trump supporters have spent over a year whining about how the left wants to take away free speech and political correctness is bad, but as soon as someone says something they don’t like, they applaud the Secret Service treating them like a criminal.

Kathy Griffin makes a really good point when she says, “Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the President of the United States is committing.” If you’re keeping score at home, Donald Trump all but sided with the white supremacists who carried out an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Charlottesville earlier this month, he pardoned Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff famous for his inhumane treatment of prisoners, and since becoming president, he’s tried to ban Muslims from entering the country and transgender people from serving in the military. But Trump’s son was upset by Griffin’s picture, so clearly she’s the one who’s wrong here. By the way, Trump calls Barron “the smart one,” and I absolutely believe an 11-year-old is smarter than anyone else else in the Trump family. He’d almost have to be.

By the way, the spineless liberals like Chelsea Clinton who were tripping over themselves to denounce Griffin might be the worst people in this story. We need to stand up for free speech and artistic expression even when we don’t like it or else the promise of free speech is meaningless. Even if you think Kathy Griffin made a mistake by posing for that picture, and I do, it pales in comparison to the things Donald Trump has done as president. And focusing on denouncing her, especially at this point, is just giving Trump cover. There’s no moral equivalence between “took a tasteless photo” and “supports actual Nazis”.

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