Kathy Griffin dumped by Squatty Potty over Donald Trump severed head photo

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 31, 2017 | 17 Comments

Kathy Griffin and Donald Trump severed headKathy Griffin‘s recent photo shoot that showed her holding what appeared to be the severed and bloody head of President Donald Trump, has been met with much criticism.

Trump himself tweeted: “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

Meanwhile, Squatty Potty, which had recently hired the comedian to star in a new ad campaign for their company, released the following statement last night: “We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for. In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.”

Griffin herself has apologized via Twitter, saying, “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.” The post is accompanied by a video in which she says she “crossed the line.” She goes on to say she has asked photographer Tyler Shields to take down the image.

However, the controversial photographer has not apologized, tweeting only: “Can you go to jail for making an artistic statement??? Asking for a friend… @kathygriffin”

Comments & Discussion

  1. CDubya • May 31, 2017 @ 12:18 PM

    It is too far. Trump may be a very polarizing world figurehead but no matter what country you are from you either hate him or like him or tolerate him but to sever his head is just wrong.

  2. Kris • May 31, 2017 @ 12:38 PM

    I don’t like that clown in the Whitehouse but this is unacceptable. Very poor taste and definitely not funny.

  3. Michael Dunsmore • May 31, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

    I think it is very funny and Donald Trump is very much deserving of such a fate.

  4. James • May 31, 2017 @ 5:36 PM

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. She’s a comedian. They often push the boundaries. It’s not in good taste, but I can’t believe it deserved this much outrage.

  5. Ian • May 31, 2017 @ 6:29 PM

    Dunsmore you are the idiot, Kathy just made a stupid mistake…tasteless at that. When is your group going to realize that Trump is the change your country needed on its landslide into oblivion?

  6. Mark • May 31, 2017 @ 7:45 PM

    Ditto that James. Ridiculous that they’re coming down so hard on her. Everyone makes fun of Trump. It’s just a given, he’s an idiot.

  7. RN • May 31, 2017 @ 9:52 PM

    She should be fired because this is just what ISIS is doing to so many in the world daily and for some people regardless of political beliefs this is NOT funny. Just gruesome. Would this be okay with everyone if this was Obama or Clinton or JFK? President Trump is trying so hard to help the USA and it is sad when you can’t agree or tolerate someone trying so hard to help the country he loves. From an outsider it looks like jealousy nothing else.

  8. lorena • June 1, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

    Yikes – I’m a little shocked to be honest. This is too far for sure.

  9. Wayne • June 1, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

    Hey RN.
    Was it okay when Obama was hung from a noose or burned in effigy and so much more?

    I guess you have either a short memory or it is just a selective memory.

  10. Marko • June 1, 2017 @ 1:11 PM

    I dunno folks, that head looks more like Alec Baldwin than Trumplethinskin.

  11. Sharon • June 1, 2017 @ 1:29 PM

    RN, I agree with every word you said. No one deserves this stupid thing she did.

  12. Norma • June 1, 2017 @ 2:56 PM

    I agree that she went way too far with this one.

    However, I don’t believe she should’ve been fired by CNN for it.

    I also think that Trump should be happy that people are so busy discussing her actions that it’s overshadowed his idiocy for a while.

  13. kj • June 1, 2017 @ 7:01 PM

    Hey RN.
    Where was the outrage when they disrespected President Obama like that throughout his whole presidency

  14. Kj • June 1, 2017 @ 8:55 PM

    You need to be fired from every single opportunity …..sick and disgusting thing to do …. the man has young son …. you are thoughtless and cruel .

  15. donald mcronald • June 2, 2017 @ 1:01 PM

    boo hoo who cares

  16. Joe Blow • June 21, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

    If Anyone should have been treated like this; It Should have been Obama. That THING was A practicing muslim, and He was NOT even a Citizen of USA. He was born in Kemya, and Not one word was said about Why he was Not Impeached, Imprisoned, and Tried for High TREASON. The Liberals of this Country Need to Be Silent now. We conservatives back, and Tolerated a President who was a Sworn Enemy of the USA, and Allows him to literally Ruin our Country. It IS time for the liberals to back, and Let the Conservatives Rebuild what the liberals have spent the past eight years Destroying. I Love Donald Trump. He says “America First”, and I Agree. Kathy Griffin did apologize, so She should be forgiven.

  17. DR. BASS • May 15, 2018 @ 2:11 PM

    I don’t see the BIG deal – Other dictators eventually met their demise. FRAUD45 ain’t no different! GO KATHY! Do another photo shoot!

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