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Kathy Griffin Admits She Wanted to 'Get in Trouble' by 'Beheading' Trump

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | June 2, 2017 | 4:42 PM EDT

Griffin poses with Trump's severed "head."

Comedian Kathy Griffin confessed Friday that she intended to “get in trouble” when she posed for a photo holding up a fake bloody severed head of President Donald Trump. Mission accomplished.

At a press conference defending herself from the powerful professional and personal backlash resulting from her “joke,” Griffin admitted that she planned to get in trouble all along:

“It was the end of the day, we’d been doing all these silly photos, and I said, as I said on the tape, ‘Alright, let’s get in trouble. Let’s give them something to talk about.’”

Besides, she argued, art is subjective: “You interpret it the way you want.”

“And, people around the room had different interpretations. One person said, “It’s almost poignant, it’s like you’re sad for the country. And, I thought, that’s interesting. So, that’s what it is. You interpret it the way you want.”

Alas, employers, the American public, and the First Family and the Secret Service interpreted it as a death wish targeting the president.


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