Comedian Kathy Griffin blames Donald Trump and his supporters for the destruction she wreaked on her own career by posing with the president’s decapitated head. To journalists, Griffin said that “he broke” her and that she is convinced she will not have a career after this controversy.
Kathy Griffin gets emotional over fallout from photo: “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, he broke me.” pic.twitter.com/DlUVzs7PlT
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) June 2, 2017
“It’s quite clear to me,” Griffin said, “that they’re trying to use me as a distraction. And I’m not going to be collateral damage for this fool. I think he’s a fool! So I’m going to say I think the president is a fool, so…”
That’s when a journalist asked her whether she fears for her career. “Absolutely,” Griffin answered, “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I think he, I think he, I think he — I’m going to be honest. He broke me.” That’s when Griffin became emotional and clearly had to swallow back tears, but she lost that battle.
She continued, while crying:
And then I was like, “no this isn’t right. It’s just not right!” And I apologized because that was the right thing to do and I meant it. And then I saw the tide turning, and I saw what they were doing, and I went like “Oh, okay, they’re trying to spin this, and they’re making it about Barron.” And obviously, that was never my intent, I would never want to hurt anyone, much less a child, but I started to see what was really happening.”
At that moment she moved from expressing her regrets to blaming some kind of conspiracy for her current woes and turning herself into a hero who’s willing to stand up to the bad bullies (of the right):
And then it was a mob mentality pile-on. And so many people have expressed to me personally, across the country at my shows, they’re scared! So yeah, I don’t know what’s — I don’t know whether I’m going to be arrested today, I don’t know, but I have to stand up!
I tried to watch this video with a straight face but, well, I couldn’t. This lady has brought this upon herself and is now pretending that she is the victim of this story. Not Trump, not his family, and not his supporters. No, it’s all about her. And just to add some emotions to it all, she starts to cry (in what I felt was clearly purposefully done).
She can spare us her tears. She is the one who thought it was a good idea to pose as some kind of ISIS terrorist. This is what you get for that. If you don’t want that, well, I guess you’ll just have to learn to behave like a decent human being who, unlike a radical, does not wish death on those who disagree with her political views.