Yesterday a photo leaked of “comedian” Kathy Griffin holding a bloodied and detached replica of President Trump’s head.
The disgusting display of violence and hate towards our president set off a wave of outrage and condemnation from BOTH sides. Everyone from Donald Trump Jr. to Chelsea Clinton condemned the stunt as tasteless and disrespectful.
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
President and First Lady Trump both denounced the photo as hateful and disturbing to their family.
As a mother, a wife and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Today reports surfaced that President Trump’s youngest son Barron believed the photo to be real and was crying hysterically, believing his father had been murdered.
Kathy Griffin has felt the backlash nearly immediately. She has lost tour dates and endorsements. But today, CNN put the final nail in the coffin of her career.
BREAKING: CNN has terminated their agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on their New Year’s Eve program – WJLA
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 31, 2017
This was no-doubt tired to sponsors pulling their ads because of Griffin’s stunt.
We do not support these views. We’ve begun the process of pulling our ads from this network.
— ADT (@ADT) May 31, 2017
Good. It is refreshing to see the mainstream media step-up and do the right thing for once. Too often these leftists get a pass under the guise of free speech. The First Amendment protects you from the government; it does not protect you from society enforcing norms and morality. You are responsible for your actions. Left or right. It is refreshing to see a leftist get some instant justice.
Did Kathy Griffin deserve to be fired? Share your thoughts.