The photo was shot by Tyler Shields, whose biography notes that he is “recognized as ‘Hollywood’s favorite photographer,’” having evolved from the “‘bad boy of photography,’ with his controversial bloodstained photographic series featuring Lindsay Lohan.”
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“I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his … wherever,’” she wrote.
In a second tweet, Griffin added: “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”
She has since issued an apology after receiving backlash about the image, stating “I am Sorry. I went too Far.”
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
But the apology seems to have come too late after several sponsors and even CNN have detached themselves from any connection to Griffin.
Griffin, who co-hosted the CNN New Year’s even program for many years alongside Anderson Cooper, has now been dropped from the gig.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 31, 2017
And speaking of CNN, Anderson Cooper also had something to say about the situation:
This entire situation is proof of how one dumb decision can drastically change your life!