Kathy Griffin is making lemonade out of lemons — or world-tour promo videos out of Donald Trump decapitation memes.
The comedian told The Cut: “President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert. He said there are some good Nazis, and he’s kicking out young adults who were brought here as kids by their parents, and I’m the one who has to continue to apologize?”
Despite her mea culpas over holding a bloody fake Trump head, Griffin is using the ordeal to hype her tour.
“Moving on doesn’t seem to be on Griffin’s mind: The short promotional video she just released for her new Laugh Your Head Off tour of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand concludes with an image of her in the same blouse she wore in the infamous Trump photo, holding a globe in her hand instead of a Trump mask,” said the story by Yashir Ali.
CBS News added: “Griffin is now speaking out again about the incident and saying she is worried about what the backlash means for anyone else who wants to speak out against Mr. Trump.”
Griffin is quoted as saying: “I am in a position of privilege. I will be fine. But what about any American citizen, whether they’re artists or not, who innocently post a shocking photo on social media — will they face a federal investigation?”
The cut went both ways:
— BenGarrison Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) August 29, 2017
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 30, 2017
— Deplorable KERI (@KeriWal26159012) August 30, 2017
— Mike Himsworth (@MikeHimsworth) August 30, 2017
Do we want Kathy Griffin in Australia encouraging violence against elected representatives? USA troubles imported here? Good character test?
— Real Mark Latham (@RealMarkLatham) August 30, 2017
The rest of us are using our free time to donate to Harvey relief charities. Kathy Griffin is politicking to sell tour tickets. https://t.co/hUVsdtcvQW
— Raheem ???????? (@RaheemKassam) August 30, 2017
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 30, 2017
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) August 29, 2017
After much reflection, I have concluded I didn’t do anything wrong! https://t.co/L55u6n37uC
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 30, 2017
Well I’d say @KathyGriffin has had her Dixie Chicks moment & her career is squandered.
— THE Chuck Nellis (@TheChuckNellis) August 30, 2017
shes the only woman i know that looks more like the Joker without makeup
— GiZm0_NiSm0 ???? (@GiZmo_NiSmo) August 30, 2017
— Support 45 (@WeSupport45) August 30, 2017
I don’t know who the Democrat candidate for President will be in 2020… but I sure hope Kathy Griffin endorses them.
— Rex Tilllerson (@RexTilllerson) August 29, 2017
Kathy Griffin says she’s no longer sorry about her ISIS photoshoot, but how can she no longer be sorry if she was never sorry to begin with?
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) August 29, 2017