Published: Tue, August 29, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Kathy Griffin to play United Kingdom and Ireland

Kathy Griffin to play United Kingdom and Ireland

It's been almost 3 months since Kathy Griffin appeared on camera holding a replica of Donald Trump's head, severed and bloodied.

When the photo surfaced on May 30, the CNN anchor took to Twitter to condemn it: "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in", he wrote. Griffin says that Zucker told her he feared retribution from the man who was then President-elect.

'People were assuming I was somehow responsible for this and I just felt I should point out that I actually think this is pretty important as somebody who works overseas and, you know, journalists get beheaded and this is not a joke, ' Cooper said. As she tells New York Magazine's Yashar Ali, she's mounting a new tour-apparently, her concert agent at ICM hasn't shunned her. Cooper, however, didn't contact Griffin until August 10.

'Are you ready for me to say some things that are so awful I can never take them back?' she asked in the footage, making reference to her Donald Trump decapitation scandal as well as other jokes that might have gone too far in the past.

In the immediate hours following the release of the shoot, Griffin apologized for the shocking display.

She continued, "The image is too disturbing". "I beg for your forgiveness, I went too far, I made a mistake, and I was wrong".

The duo have been friends for over 17 years, and have hosted CNN's annual New Years Eve broadcast together for the past ten years. "It wasn't amusing - I get it".

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Griffin also lost spots in ads, and many of her public appearances were canceled by venues and entities who were afraid to be affiliated with her after her stunt.

Cooper, 50, publicly denounced Griffin following the release of the photo. 'I'm a comedian; he's our f***** president'.

"President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert", Griffin said.

Still, Griffin remains angry at Trump, and by the sounds of it, she's done apologizing.

Griffin is famously open as far as celebrities go, but even by her standards, this interview gets very real. So Griffin met her critics-including virtually every member of the Trump family-head on, holding a press conference in which she addressed the not-quite-equal amount of influence that she and the president of the United States wield.

When asked if CNN pressured Cooper into sending the tweet, she replied: 'That hurt, that's all'.

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