The comedian cried and joked her way through the minute-and-a-half speech, in which she addressed the controversial photos of her holding a decapitated Trump head and the "death threats" she said she has received since. Ultimately, Griffin accused Trump and his family of trying to ruin her life over a bad joke she's already apologized for, but based on reactions pouring in on Twitter, no one feels all that bad for her.
"What's happening to me has never happened, ever, in the history of this great country, which is that a sitting President of the United States and his grown children and the First Lady are personally, I feel, trying to ruin my life forever. Forever," Griffin said.
"He broke me," she said, admitting she doesn't believe her career can recover. "And then I was like, no, this isn't right. It's not right. And I apologized because it was the right thing to do, and I meant it."
Griffin used the terms "mob mentality" to describe the large-scale backlash she's faced since the photo was released, but the backlash appears to have only intensified.
Americans across the political spectrum are having a hard time accepting the sincerity of Griffin's apology. Here's a sample of the not-so-favorable reactions -- including some blind item "tea" from Demi Lovato, who battled Griffin on Twitter in the past.
I find it funny when bullies play the victims. 🤔— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 2, 2017
Oops. I spilled my tea. ☕️— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 2, 2017
Nobody feels bad for you Kathy Griffin. And nobody forced you to hold up a bloody decaptitated head of our president Isis style.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 2, 2017
This was a disaster. Almost no sense of personal responsibility, very bizarre perception of reality. https://t.co/TrbWjsVTLV— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) June 2, 2017
At long last, the widely divergent paths of Kathy Griffin and Comedy finally converge. https://t.co/c8Z7dCbkL8— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 2, 2017
Kathy Griffin. Just stop.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 2, 2017
We don't care why you did it. You had a right to do it. You did it. You apologized for it.
Now move the hell on.
Hillary Clinton and Kathy Griffin are inspiring the young women of America to never ever take responsibility for your own actions— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) June 2, 2017
Let's just get our priorities straight - this whole Kathy Griffin thing is covfefe. ;^P— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 2, 2017
Hillary: "I blame Russia, Obama, The DNC & sexism."— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 2, 2017
Kathy Griffin: "Hold this head..."
Kathy Griffin has the worst PR team of all time. She "decapitated" the president in a photo and then rants about how he's bullying her lmao https://t.co/DHGYqYEPrI— Blaire White (@MsBlaireWhite) June 2, 2017
I hope these sensitive souls are feeling better about that awful Kathy Griffin photo. pic.twitter.com/CmVtUzWtv5— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 2, 2017
Kathy Griffin: A Story in Three Parts pic.twitter.com/6nOn1UFcKx— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) June 2, 2017
Here's Ms.Poor Me, Kathy Griffin saying: 'I'm happy to deliver a beat down to Donald Trump -- and also to Barron.'— Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) June 2, 2017
Save the crocodile tears pic.twitter.com/zVNwfiTjQY
Kathy Griffin in December: "...my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron."— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) June 2, 2017
And so she did...
Says it all about this sick woman. https://t.co/urDnFqye1o
Kathy Griffin, shut up and go away. Nobody cares.— Rear Admiral (@RearAdBsBlog) June 2, 2017
Her Hypocrisy has no bounds... I just can't even... WTH 🤔— Teresa Simmons (@teresa7826) June 2, 2017
Someone should give Kathy Griffin a bigger shovel.— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) June 2, 2017
Kathy Griffin no longer feels safe making death threat jokes.— Beverly Hills Antifa (@BevHillsAntifa) June 2, 2017
If you have any sanity you can't possibly defend Kathy Griffin. She literally did this to herself and knew there would be consequences.— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) June 2, 2017
Pet peeve: When the wealthy and privileged think they are being "bullied" after being criticized. I'm looking at you, Kathy Griffin— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) June 2, 2017
"What’s happening to me has never happened ever..." -Kathy Griffin— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) June 2, 2017
No celebrity has ever held up a decapitated POTUS head either, Kathy.
Like other Isis beheaders, Kathy Griffin is now playing the victim and justifying her disgusting actions #LisaBloom— Stonewall Jackson (@1776Stonewall) June 2, 2017