"I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images," she said Tuesday. "I'm a comic. I crossed the line. I move the line. Then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it. I've made a lot of mistakes in my career. I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. Taking down the image. I am going to ask the photographer to take down the image. And I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong."
Photographer Tyler Shields also took to Twitter Tuesday to say the project was nothing more than an "artistic statement."
The Secret Service released a statement that it is investigating the potential threat to President Trump's life, and even worse for Griffin, her career has already been impacted. Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring the comedian and released the following statement, "We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today. It was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for."
Take a look at Trump's response below.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!