Kathy Griffin may have been joking when she posed with what looked like the bloody head of Donald Trump, but the Secret Service isn't laughing. They consider this acceptable. I've made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue.
"On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting and social media to evaluate threats" they tweeted.
"Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, ".@kathygriffin I'm sorry but that is totally inappropriate and so very offensive.
Later, Ms Griffin issued an apology, saying she had gone too far.
Photographer Tyler Shields, who is known for shooting provocative images, did the photo session with Griffin on Tuesday. Griffin apologised after she faced backlash over the gruesome photo.
Other critics included the president's son Donald Trump Jr.
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"Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both", states the law. "It is never amusing to joke about killing a president", she tweeted.
"We can disagree with someone for what they believe and how they do their job, but we should never threaten them with violence".
Even Anderson Cooper, who is friends with Griffin and hosts CNN's New Year's Eve special with her, tweeted, "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in". This is unacceptable. Kathy Griffin needs to be fired.
I see no difference Kathy Griffin.
Griffin has never been amusing or clever.
She was derided as stupid, tasteless and irrelevant. It's a stupid attempt at regaining notoriety.
Many people called for her head, demanded investigations, and used her to condemn all liberals and leftists.