At least one co-host at "The View" isn't ready for the comedian's comeback.
After the comedian was profiled in The Hollywood Reporter in a piece asking, "Can a Comic in Exile Come Back?", the co-hosts all shared their thoughts on whether it was time to forgive Griffin for her beheaded Donald Trump photo. While Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin said it was time to move on, Meghan McCain wasn't ready.
"The first time I saw that photo of her holding Trump's head, I literally gagged because I didn't understand what it was," said McCain. "I thought, maybe god forbid, someone had been beheaded. There are people out there, obviously you can forgive her, I used to be a big fan of hers, I remember buying her book and watching her specials, I thought she was very funny, she still is. But there are some artists, that when you take such an extreme political tone, I won't see Sean Penn movies, I would never consume anything she puts out in the world again."
"It's not just about -- you can dislike the president -- even at the time I don't think anyone on this show defended that photo she took and it reminded me of ISIS and what ISIS does to our soldiers and I do not forgive her," she continued. "I do not want to have anything to do with her. I don't control this show, but if she came on this show, I would definitely have some words for her. It's fine if some people want to forgive, but I think it's a much more difficult road for me."
"She apologized already," said Hostin. "I think when you have this president who steps in it and stays in it and it doesn't stick, I think absolutely she should have the opportunity to come back. Her career has been exterminated."
"I think it's enough punishment, she suffered quite a bit," added Behar, who said the conversation also "opened the door" to whether you should boycott an artist because you "disagree with the artist's philosophy."
"I wouldn't go to a Mel Gibson movie, he's not that talented truthfully," Joy joked. "I go to everybody's movie, because there before the grace of God go us all," added Whoopi Goldberg.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Griffin said, "I didn't commit a crime. I didn't rape anybody. I didn't assault anybody. I didn't get a DUI. I mean, my God, there are celebrities that f-cking kill people."
"The minute I do something that makes money, they will all love me again," she added. "When I'm dead, I'll be a legend. But not now." Jimmy Kimmel also spoke with the publication, saying he's offered her a spot on his show anytime she wants to come on. "She didn't hurt anyone," he added. "She is one of the funniest people in the world. She'll be bigger than ever."