“The same groups that came after me two and a half years ago will be reinvigorated,” Griffin said on Tuesday’s The Wendy Williams Show. “Frankly, we don’t know how people take that video. It’s really, really violent. People’s heads get blown off.”
The clip was a parody of a scene from Kingsman: The Secret Service. Trump’s face was superimposed into the video, and it depicted him murdering his political enemies, including Griffin.
Griffin made the rare television appearance to promote her new film, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story. It focuses on the backlash she continues to receive over her infamous 2017 post of a photo of her holding up a bloodied Donald Trump mask.
“The fact [is] this photo I took was not illegal, covered by the first amendment,” Griffin said. “You can be offended by it, it’s OK. It was a mask with ketchup.”
Williams brought up the fake Trump massacre video and how it was affecting Griffin.
“Kathy, how do people receive you in the streets?” Williams asked.
“All kinds of ways,” Griffin responded. “It depends. Things have gotten better now. I will say this video is not going to help, so I have already been in contact with the FBI, again. People are a little bit of everything. I have been confronted on the streets many times.”
Many on Twitter were unsympathetic to the 58-year-old comedian’s situation.
Ever notice that when a comedian crosses a line, they play the victim when consequences show up? There are consequences to everything.... pic.twitter.com/tdk9ubyvTN— AndysWonkyEye (@eye_andys) October 15, 2019
Kathy Griffin was just on Wendy Williams Show complaining how bad she was treated after she showed that "Trump chopped head" photo. Poor thing was even on the "no fly list". And her rich friends disowned her. awe— Proud Troll (@EvaEldridge6) October 15, 2019
Dumb ass should have known what she was doing.
Some were happy Williams brought Griffin onto the show, while others pondered why there was such a double standard.
That was really great that @WendyWilliams put @kathygriffin on her show today, bc it sounds like all of Hollywood has been unfairly alienating Kathy for the past 2 years.— Apple Plotnick Jannotta (@booksbyapple) October 15, 2019
Stop the McCarthyism, Hollywood people, and HIRE KATHY GRIFFIN! #hirekathy #hirekathygriffin #dumptrump
Someone explain to me why @kathygriffin had her life destroyed, but the creators of the ultra-violent pro-Trump video that was shown at a Trump resort remain unknown, in the shadows and unscathed by their actions?— Bill Prady (@billprady) October 15, 2019
Griffin said the U.S. Government opened a full investigation into the matter, putting her on the no-fly list and later officially exonerating her.
“They were investigating me,” Griffin said. “They were considering charging me with a crime of conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States.”
The comedian also touched on how the incident has had a profound impact on her relationship with family.
“None of my family members talk to me,” Kathy revealed. “Not one Griffin has contacted me.”
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