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Kathy Griffin apologizes for Trump photo: 'I went too far'

| Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin says she knew her new photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields would “make noise.” She appears in a photo posted online Tuesday, May 30, 2017, holding what looks like President Donald Trump’s bloody, severed head. Many on Twitter called for the comedian to be jailed. Griffin told photographer Shields in a video on his Twitter page Tuesday that they will have to move to Mexico to avoid federal prison for their latest collaboration.
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In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin says she knew her new photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields would “make noise.” She appears in a photo posted online Tuesday, May 30, 2017, holding what looks like President Donald Trump’s bloody, severed head. Many on Twitter called for the comedian to be jailed. Griffin told photographer Shields in a video on his Twitter page Tuesday that they will have to move to Mexico to avoid federal prison for their latest collaboration.

LOS ANGELES — Kathy Griffin says she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what looked like President Trump's bloody, severed head.

After her many critics, on the right and the left, responded with outrage, Griffin took to Twitter to beg for forgiveness.

The comic posted a video later Tuesday apologizing for the video image, saying it was "too disturbing" and wasn't funny.

The first video showed a straight-faced Griffin slowly lifting the bloody head. She originally described the project with photographer Tyler Shields as an "artsy fartsy statement" mocking the commander in chief.

Griffin says in her apology video that she has asked the photographer to remove the images and begs her fans for forgiveness. Griffin says she made a mistake, went too far and was wrong.

Even the Secret Service said it would look into what she's first called an expression of art.

The images were published by TMZ on Tuesday, ahead of the official release.

Representatives for Griffin did not return emails from several media outlets seeking comment.

However, Griffin tweeted that she does not condone violence and was merely "mocking the Mocker in Chief."

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