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.