Kathy Griffin no longer sorry for Trump beheading photoshoot
Melbourne: Comedian Kathy Griffin has taken back her apology for posing with a bloody mask of President Donald Trump in May, saying the whole thing was "blown out of proportion".
Griffin faced backlash for her photoshoot where she imitated Trump's decapitation, which many felt was out of line.
The 56-year-old comedian later apologised for the photoshoot but in an interview to Australian morning show 'Sunrise' recently, Griffin backed down on her apology.
"I'm no longer sorry. The whole outrage was BS. The whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody (sic)," she said.
The comedian then rattled off the names of those who spoke out against her, including political leader Chelsea Clinton and actor Debra Messing and the CNN, which fired her from her usual New Year's Eve hosting gig after the controversy.
"I have been through the mill. I didn't just lose one night on CNN.
"My entire tour was cancelled within 24 hours because every single theatre got all these death threats. These Trump fans are hardcore."
When 'Sunrise' host Samantha Armytage pointed out that Clinton and Messing were not Trump supporters but still criticised her photoshoot, the comedian shot back, "No, you're full of crap. Stop this."
"Stop acting like my little picture is more important than the actual atrocities the president of the United States is committing. I'm on a mission to tell people honestly that if it happened to me, as big-mouthed and obnoxious as I am, it can happen to you."