Kathy Griffin, who issued a tearful apology in June after posing for a photo holding a fake severed head of Donald Trump brought death threats and concert cancellations, now says she takes it back. The caustic comic, who is about to launch her … wait for it … Laugh Your Head Off tour of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, has also revealed that her close, nearly two-decades friendship with Anderson Cooper is kaput after the news commentator and her cohost of the annual New Year’s Eve countdown dropped the ball, publicly condemned the photo and failed to support her during the recent scandal.
Speaking with the Seven Network in Australia, Griffin spoke about her famous friends who tweeted their objection to the image including liberal pals Debra Messing and Chelsea Handler. “I am no longer sorry, the whole outrage was B.S., the whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody,” she said. “Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing.”
Griffin, who was investigated and exonerated by the U.S. Secret Service in July, also said that is unable to perform her concert in her native country due to fallout from the photo controversy so she scheduled the tour for across the pond and Down Under. “And I found out that it turns out the rest of the world can’t stand Trump and they’re not afraid of me and they don’t even think that I am in ISIS,” she stated.
In an interview with New York magazine, she opened up about the end of her relationship with Cooper, who had told Andy Cohen last month the two were still friends. Griffin now says she hadn’t communicated with her former cohost when he made the claim on Watch What Happens Live. He eventually sent her a series of text messages until she told him she could no longer be his friend.
Watch Griffin explain her new stance below.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) August 28, 2017