Comedian Kathy Griffin has kicked up controversy again by posing for a photo with a severed head bearing a strong resemblance to President Donald Trump.
The image (below), which shows the comedian holding up a bloodied and swollen head, were posted on photographer Tyler Shields’ blog on Tuesday, along with a behind-the-scenes video explaining the concept.
“Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise,” Griffin says in the video, after praising Shields as “wildly talented.”
As she predicted, the image of Griffin holding up the severed head which bears likeness to the president of the United States has not been well-received online. Some Twitter users have gone as far as to call on CNN to cut ties with Griffin, who annually hosts the network’s New Year’s Eve coverage alongside Anderson Cooper.
“If you’re CNN, you announce immediately that Kathy Griffin will no longer be hosting your New Year’s Eve special right now w/o hesitation,” wrote one user. “Who was it that said women have to do more and more outrageous things as they get older (and less appealing)? Kathy Griffin fits the bill,” wrote another.
Griffin has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s since he took office. Most notably, she referred to the president as an “idiot” on MSNBC’s “Hardball” back in March, shortly after Trump’s address to Congress.
“He just says one hateful thing after the other,” she told host Chris Matthews. “He’s so embarrassing.”
See some of the reactions below:
You seem well-adjusted. https://t.co/tCQUx2CNnS
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 30, 2017
I'm already exhausted by the amount of disingenuous moral outrage this will drum up https://t.co/hBNkeH4KZS
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) May 30, 2017
Who was it that said women have to do more and more outrageous things as they get older (and less appealing)? Kathy Griffin fits the bill. pic.twitter.com/zMsFKLVcSy
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) May 30, 2017
Please, no one on the left defend this Kathy Griffin stunt.
— Madison (@madbev1991) May 30, 2017
Any headline that begins with "Kathy Griffin" can be followed by "is desperate for attention" and would match the article just the same.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 30, 2017
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 30, 2017
Kathy Griffin shows her support for ISIS by holding a mock-up of President Trump's decapitated head. https://t.co/85UzSdCgGw
— Makada ???????? (@_Makada_) May 30, 2017
If you're CNN, you announce immediately that Kathy Griffin will no longer be hosting your New Year's Eve special right now w/o hesitation. https://t.co/1wb4VAz9sj
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 30, 2017
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 30, 2017