The comedian Kathy Griffin had to rectify. Through her Twitter account, one of the stars of the American program Saturday Night Live has publicly apologized for an image in which she appears with a bloodied and decapitated head that pretends to be that of US President Donald Trump .
This is the image:
— Raúl Méndez Macías (@rauleslocutor) May 31, 2017
The snapshot is part of a posture session by photographer Tyler Shields , broadcast by TMZ . The social networks began to demand the imprisonment of the comic and several public figures against what they consider more a threat than a joke.
And then came the tweet of apology:
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Her image, beyond Twitter’s anonymous users, has been blamed by Trump himself, who has released a message that says, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, Are having a difficult time with this. Little Barron, even if published in various media , may have some autism spectrum disorder.
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
Among the people who tucked Trump into the picture was Donald Trump Jr., the son of the Republican tycoon:
Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017
“Do you imagine a conservative doing this to Obama as president?”, Says his tweet.
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
This is vile and wrong. It’s never fun joking about killing a president,” he says .
Griffin initially described his project as a “pseudo-artistic statement,” clarifying before the commotion that he “can not stand” harming others. But seeing the stir caused, she has preferred to make things clear. “I’m honestly sorry, I’m a comedian, but I got out of the way.” I went too far, “he replies.” The image is very disturbing. “I understand why it offends people.” It was not funny, I understand. I will continue to do so, but I ask that you excuse me. I beg you to forgive me, I went too far and I misbehaved. ”
However, it seems clear that this wave of criticism was feared, because initially had joked with the photographer on the matter. “We’re going to Mexico today, maybe we’re going to a federal prison … We will not survive this, will we?” You hear in one of the videos that pick up the photo shoot. Even Shields picked up the glove on Twitter:
Can you go to jail for making an artistic statement??? Asking for a friend… @kathygriffin
— Tyler Shields (@tylershields) May 27, 2017
Strategy to achieve fame and promote photos? Just a joke that ends badly? Irreverent or bad taste? For now in the networks wins the rejection.