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American comedian Kathy Griffin shocked the world yesterday when she released images of herself holding what appears to be Donald Trump's decapitated head.
Yup, you read that correctly. The star worked in collaboration with photographer Tyler Shields to procduce images which make for uncomfortable viewing...
I Went "Way Too Far" With Beheaded Donald Trump Photo - Kathy Griffin https://t.co/fgGQfJs9Dd pic.twitter.com/CXTprqNxrR
- JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) 31 May 2017
Donald Trump has since responded to the images on Twitter, and alluded to the fact that his 11-year-old son is having particular issues with seeing the photos.
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) 31 May 2017
According to TMZ, a source close to the family revealed to them that Barron was watching TV when the news came on. It was at this point that he saw the 'bloody, beheaded image'. He reportedly panicked and screamed, "Mommy, Mommy!".
The source said: "He's 11. He doesn't know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad."
Griffin has since removed the images, as has the photographer, and she has released an apology.
Twitter has not taken particularly kindly to her apology, with comments such as these
No shit! How old are you? Disgusting, vile, violent & offensive video. And...you forced me to agree with Kellyanne Conway for the 1st time.
- Martyn LeNoble (@martynlenoble) 31 May 2017
Kathy, your fake apology shows what a terrible actress you are!
- Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) 31 May 2017
Although, others gave her support..
Nope, you rock! Admire your moxie!
- Tara Settembre (@tarametblog) 31 May 2017
.@kathygriffin u did not go too far honestly
Women, express urselves however u want in response to rape, oppression, threat of violence etc
- samantha urbani (@samandude) 31 May 2017
It seems to have split the public firmly down the middle.
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