Kathy Griffin withdraws apology for decapitated Trump photo: ‘I am no longer sorry’ (video)

Kathy Griffin has rescinded her apology for the photo of herself posing with a bloodied Donald Trump mask that cost her a stand-up tour, a job at CNN and a friendship with Anderson Cooper.

In an interview with Australia’s Seven Network, the comedian told “Sunrise” co-hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage that she “is no longer sorry” for the photo that stirred up so much outrage.

“The whole outrage was B.S.” Griffin said. “The whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody. Like, I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me. I had friends — Debra Messing from ‘Will & Grace,’ tweeting against me. I mean, I lost everybody. So, I have been through the mill.”

“These Trump fans, they’re hardcore,” she said. “They’re a minority, but they know how to act like a majority.”

“No, you’re full of crap, you know this,” Griffin told the reporter. “Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing.”

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Reaction to Kathy Griffin's photo with Trump's severed head
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did th… https://t.co/vs6FeEGyTP
Our politics have become too base, too low, & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin's post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory.
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.
No one should be shocked at the sick audacity of sick characters. Kathy is a hurting individual. She needs help.... https://t.co/RHpk02ojbJ
It wasn't right when peoplel hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn't right now.
For those asking, I said on air that I thought the beheading imagery by Griffin about the president was disgusting and inappropriate.
.@kathygriffin I'm sorry but that is totally inappropriate and so very offensive. And I have to believe you're smart enough to know better.
Nope. Too much. By a very long distance, way too much. https://t.co/I9977nKEAP
This Kathy Griffin thing is so upsetting and disgusting. Jesus--what is wrong with people today? Have we lost all our humanity?
I'm not looking forward to be asked as a comedian if I defend the Kathy Griffin picture... it was clearly not meant to be funny. #No
I'm all for artistic and comedic expression, but I just saw the violent Trump imagery in #KathyGriffin's photo and I find it horrible.
Kathy Griffin is the embodiment of the average American liberal A psychotic lunatic who has more in common with I… https://t.co/arCYwt8pAF
I hope people realize the new precedent Kathy Griffin has set, this is madness. Call CNN advertisers & everyone she… https://t.co/XC9zC8IdLP
Kathy Griffin is the new face of the Democratic party and the newest member of ISIS. The Secret Service should inve… https://t.co/RPGSRRF519

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