The 47-year-old mother of Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son Barron, was highly unimpressed with Kathy Griffin’s photograph, which Griffin claims was a joke.
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Melania Trump called into the question Kathy’s mental health, as well as reminding her of the current affairs that make the image that much more distasteful.
Melania said in a statement: “As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,”
The former model went on to say: “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
In the picture that has caused the offence she held up a blood-soaked plastic head made to look like that of Donald Trump.
The Secret Service has said it is investigating the image as it is illegal in the US to make a threat against the President.
The picture was posted on Miss Griffin’s social media accounts and showed her standing with a deadpan expression holding the head in her right hand.
It provoked an immediate backlash from the left and the right, led by Mr Trump himself.
Donald Trump posted a tweet to Twitter yesterday, which read: “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Kathy Griffin has published a video on her Twitter to apologise for her actions.
“I sincerely apologise, I am just now seeing the reaction to these images. I’m a comic – I crossed the line. I move the line, then I cross it – I went way to far.
She went on add she would have the photographer take down the image, saying: “I made a mistake. I was wrong.”
Since the event Kathy Griffin has even fired from CNN.
CNN fired comedienne Kathy Griffin yesterday from its annual New Year’s Eve broadcast.
The network announced the termination after earlier criticising the photos as “disgusting and offensive.”
Griffin posted a videotaped apology on Tuesday night amid a public outcry from Republicans and Democrats alike over the images.