President Donald Trump is responding — via Twitter — after Kathy Griffin’s controversial photo shoot in which she held up a bloody head resembling him.
Griffin, a comedian and actress, found herself in a social media firestorm on Tuesday after the photo spread like wildfire on social media.
TMZ first reported on the photo shoot, and photographer Tyler Shields posted a Tweet from TMZ and a behind-the-scenes YouTube video of the shoot with Griffin.
Backlash on social media was immediate. But at first Griffin defended the gory image on Twitter, calling Shields a “great photog/film maker” and saying she doesn’t condone “any violence by my fans or others to anyone.”
Later in the day Tuesday, however, she tweeted a video in which she apologized for participating in the photo shoot.
“I’m a comic,” she said. “I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it.”