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Kathy Griffin: Trump Photo Put Me on 'Hollywood Blacklist'

Katy Griffin initially apologized for the photo published in May before saying she was no longer sorry over the summer

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    In this file photo from June 2, 2017, comedian Kathy Griffin gestures during a news conference to discuss the comedian's "motivation" behind a photo of her holding what appeared to be a prop depicting President Donald Trump's bloodied, severed head.

    Kathy Griffin says she is in the middle of a "Hollywood blacklist" after taking a photo holding a fake severed head that resembled President Donald Trump.

    The comedian is currently on a world standup tour. She says in a YouTube video that when she returns to the U.S. she doesn't have "one single day of paid work" scheduled. She says she doesn't want to do free shows or work small clubs and thinks she should be able to get her life back.

    Griffin says the Trump photo "offended a lot of people," but added: "this wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America like it has on me."

    Griffin initially apologized for the photo published in May before saying she was no longer sorry over the summer.

    Kathy Griffin Apologizes For Graphic PhotoKathy Griffin Apologizes For Graphic Photo

    Comedian Kathy Griffin says she went too far in making fun of President Donald Trump. During a recent photo shoot, Griffin held a fake bloody, severed head in the likeness of the president. The backlash was swift and Griffin issued an apology on social media. “I sincerely apologize,” she said. “I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny.”

    (Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017)