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Kathy Griffin: 'I am no longer sorry'

The comedian says she is no longer sorry for the stunt she pulled holding up a mock Trump severed head late last May.
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Time Magazine

Three months ago comedienne Kathy Griffin gave a tearful apology to members of the press after she held up a bloody head in effigy of President Trump the day before. 

Today she rescinded those words.

“I am no longer sorry, the whole outrage was B.S., the whole thing got so blown out of proportion. I lost everybody – I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me!” Griffin told Seven Network in Australia.

Deadline reports that the red-haired stand-up comic even got chastised by friends such as Debra Messing. She also lost her CNN job and had to cancel many tour dates because venues were getting death threats.

“These Trump fans are hardcore!” she said.

The co-host of the show Samantha Armytage said to Griffin that both Messing and Clinton are not Trump supporters so maybe her message was over the line.

“You’re full of crap. Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing.”

“I’ve been talking to Australians who, for the first time, are saying ‘We’re afraid to go to America.’ I never thought I would hear that in my lifetime,” Griffin said.

Her "Taking It Back Tour" began on Monday and in an interview given to New York Magazine, she said CNN’s Jeff Zucker asked her to censor the time she gave to anti-Trump jokes while she was co-hosting the New Year’s Eve show for that network.

 “Why are people still expecting me to apologize and grovel to a man that tweets like this?” Griffin asked Yashar Ali. “I’m a comedian; he’s our f*cking president.”

“President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert….He said there are some good Nazis, and he’s kicking out young adults who were brought here as kids by their parents – and I’m the one who has to continue to apologize?”

These comments are in severe contrast to her apology three months ago where she told reporters that Trump “broke" her and said tearfully “I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images…I crossed the line…. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people…I get it.”