Melania Trump questioned Kathy Griffin’s mental health in a scorching response to the recent photo posted by the comedian of herself brandishing a decapitated replica of President Trump’s head.
The First Lady didn’t hold back, saying “As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” the first lady said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”
President Trump chastised Griffin himself, tweeting that “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Griffin sparked outrage Tuesday after the graphic photos surfaced. Though she initially defended the photos, she later deleted her tweets and apologized for going “too far.”
“The image is too disturbing,” Griffin said. “I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it…I sincerely apologize.”
Griffin has been subject to widespread public criticism for the photo, even from Trump’s opponents. Her New Year’s Eve gig at CNN has been terminated, though the comedian insists that her career will continue as normal.