The Latest on the death of comedian Kathy Griffin (all times local):2:05 p.m.
A comedian’s comments that President Donald Trump had been impeached after his wife Kathy Griffin drew attention to herself as part of a photo shoot for a film about her life have reignited a firestorm of controversy, with critics calling it “disgusting” and others calling for her to be charged with hate speech.
The comedian Kathy Grigsby was a fixture on the “Griffiths Comedy Hour” on the Comedy Central channel when Trump took office in January.
She said at the time that the photo shoot would show her posing with Trump, his wife Melania and his sons Barron and Eric.
Trump responded by saying that Griffin had crossed a line by “trying to make a political statement.”
But Griffin has since said she never intended to provoke Trump by holding up the picture of the president and his wife, Melania.
Griffin has apologized, and she was scheduled to appear on the show in February.
Trump has called Griffin a “disgrace to the art form” and the comedian said he had a “very, very hard time” with the remark.
The president has since made numerous public statements, including his endorsement of Griffin and calling her “a star.”
On Thursday, Griffin apologized for what she said was a “mistake” and said she did not mean to make Trump look bad.
“I never meant to hurt anyone or make him feel bad,” Griffin said in a statement on Twitter.
“As someone who has had a lot to say, I never intended for any of this to come across as offensive or inappropriate.
I want to take the time to apologize to the president, Melania, my family and everyone else who has been impacted by my comment.”
She has since deleted the photo she took with Trump and said that she would no longer appear on “The Griffin Report.”
Griffin was scheduled on the program for February.
The “Griffs Comedy Hour,” which aired on Comedy Central in January, was the network’s second annual showcase for comedians and comedians’ material, which typically ran through the end of the year.
The show had no current schedule.
On Thursday afternoon, CNN host Jake Tapper tweeted that Griffin was “a comedian’s comedy hour” and “a very talented one at that.”
“I am not going to go back to ‘The Griffs ComedyHour,'” he tweeted.
Griffin later responded by writing on Twitter that she had no regrets about her remarks and that she was “not a comedian.”
“It’s a very hard thing to put into words.
And I am sorry I hurt people,” she said.
Tapper then tweeted a photo of Griffin holding a mock decapitated head, with the caption “I love the look of the blood on her face.”
Tapper asked Griffin if she regretted the joke.
“No, Jake,” she replied.
Tucker said he was not surprised by Griffin’s apology and that he would not be airing her next show on the network.
“You can tell her you were wrong,” he said.
“But you’re not a comedian.
You’re not going anywhere.
And if she does come back, you will see.”