Jersey Shore: Did Kathy Griffin Go Too Far with Mocking the President? [PUBLIC OPINION]
Comedian Kathy Griffin has come under fire for a photo she posted this week showing her holding a beheaded President Trump. The question for you today is: did this go too far or is it simply freedom of expression? Is there a line, when it comes to comedy? I am not publishing the picture because it is in such poor taste. The Secret Service was notified and was looking into the incident.
I think despite whether you are a fan or not of the President, that there has to be a certain amount of dignity and respect for the office and the person who holds it, so obviously I don't condone showing any President, past or present, in this fashion.
Griffin co-hosts CNN's New Years coverage with Anderson Cooper. Cooper tweeted this response:
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate ~ Anderson Cooper
We found what she did disgusting and offensive, We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating New Year’s Eve and have made no decisions at this point.~ CNN
Griffin did issue a statement following the photo release:
I sincerely apologize, I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. … I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it. ~ Kathy Griffin
Is there a line? Or is this freedom of speech?
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