News: Kathy Griffin "takes back 1000%" Apology Over Trump's Severed Head Photo

Comedian Kathy Griffin has said that she "takes back 1,000%" the apology she made in the immediate aftermath of posing in a photo with a prop meant to resemble the severed head of US President Donald Trump.

The outspoken performer told BBC Hardtalk's interviewer Stephen Sackur she is "not sorry". She suggested that Trump's outrage over the incident was an attempt to distract from the Russia investigation.

At the time she tearfully apologised for posing for the picture suggesting that it had finished her career. “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, (Trump) broke me.” But she added that she was going to continue making jokes about the President. "I'm not afraid of Donald Trump, he's a bully." 

After the picture emerged and caused controversy earlier this year she received death threats and says that she still does. Comedy gigs in the US were cancelled too.

The full 30-minute interview is available on iPlayer here.

Griffin is currently on a UK and European tour at the moment as part of her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour and has a show at the London Palladium on Friday, November 10. Tickets and dates here.

 

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