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Kathy Griffin dumped by Squatty Potty, lambasted by Trump family photo with bloodied head

Kathy Griffin’s attempt at a joke turned out to be not to laugh.

President Donald Trump responded to the 56-year-old comedian’s recent photo shoot with controversial photographer Tyler Shields, where she is depicted holding a blood-stained mask of the 70-year-old:

Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of themselves. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, have a hard time with this. Sick!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 31-May-2017

His son, Donald Trump Jr., also took to social media to comment on the “disgusting” picture:

Disgusting, but not surprising. This is the left of today. They find this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7

— Donald Trump, Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) 30 May 2017

Squatty Potty announced Wednesday that it is cutting ties with Griffin.

“We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image of Mrs. Griffin shared today, it was very inappropriate and in conflict with the core values of our company stands for,” wrote CEO Bobby Edwards in a statement sent to Fox News. “In response, Squatty Potty has suspended ad campaign with Ms. Griffin. We have acted quickly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility and tolerance.”

KATHY GRIFFIN APOLOGIZES FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT

The company previously announced the collaboration with the Griffin on 10 May, and launched a commercial featuring spokeswoman.

Squatty Potty, designs of bathroom products, is a small family run business, based in Utah, which was previously heard on “Shark Tank” and is known for its viral social media ad campaigns. Edwards revealed the company has sold more than four million products in the U.S. to date.

On it! @SecretService has a strong protective secret service, which oversees open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats

— The U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) 30 May 2017

However, Griffin’s problems do not end there.

Threats against @SecretService protectees are given the highest priority of all our investigations. #ProtectionNeverRests

— The U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) 30 May 2017

TMZ reported Wednesday the bloody picture has reportedly attracted the attention of the Secret Service. While the federal police do not directly refer to the image in one of her recent tweets, he did respond to Twitter users who reported the shocking photograph online:

The Secret Service also issued a warning that may have hinted at the image:

Law enforcement sources told the celebrity gossip site from the Secret Service has launched an investigation into ” the circumstances of the photo shoot.”

Entertainment Weekly also reported on Tuesday that CNN has expressed disapproval of Griffin’s bloody photo and said it was “evaluating” whether they will continue to take part in the network of the annual New Year’s Eve coverage.

For the record, I am shocked by the photo shoot, Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and inappropriate.

— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017

“We found what they did disgusting and offensive,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “We are pleased to see that she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken. We evaluate the New Year’s Eve and have no decisions at this point.”

I’m sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) 30 May 2017

Griffin has co-hosted the show for 10 years with a tv personality Anderson Cooper, who also denounced the stunt:

Griffin admitted Tuesday she “went too far” in her latest photo shoot with Shields. In a Twitter post, she said that the image “disturbing” and “it was not fun.”

Shields told Fox News on Tuesday that Griffin hoped to make a bold message.

“Kathy and I are friends and we work together, so when we started doing this shoot,” she said, ” I would like to do something in politics. I would like to make a statement,’ he explains. “We figured out what would be the best picture of it.”

Shields the image was intended to serve as an art-and he is aware that it might make some viewers uncomfortable.

“That is what art is meant to do,” he said. “Some people look and they find it delicious. Some people look and they hate it… I understand there are going to be people hate this. It is a very sensitive topic… but this is not real. We did not kill anybody, nor did I have the feeling that everyone must be killed. It is no different than a movie. It just happens to be a still image.”

For his recent collaboration with Griffin, he has no regrets.

“I can’t speak for her, [but] I know that she loves to stir the pot,” he said. “For me, I love the idea that we have freedom of speech. The fact that I am admitted to making an image like this says a lot. For me that is a powerful thing… no one killed me for this picture, so it’s not so bad. I love Kathy and I hope that they let me her in Guantanamo.”

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