Comedian Kathy Griffin lashed out at Samantha Armytage on Sunrise. Photo: APUS comedian Kathy Griffin has lashed out at Samantha Armytage, telling the Sunrise host she was “full of crap” for attempting to justify the backlash to Griffin’s controversial Donald Trump beheading stunt.
The comedian, who announced an upcoming tour of on Monday, was widely condemned in June after appearing in a video clutching a fake, bloodied, severed head of Trump.
The public fallout saw the comedian being fired from a regular gig on CNN, losing sponsorship deals, and even being personally called out by Trump, who said the stunt had traumatised his son Barron.
Armytage appeared to play devil’s advocate during the interview on Sunrise on Tuesday morning, saying the fact that Griffin’s liberal friends – including Chelsea Clinton and Will & Grace star Debra Messing – had slammed the stunt was proof she’d gone too far.
But Griffin hit back.
“No, you’re full of crap, stop this!” Griffin told the host.
“Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing,” she added.
Despite apologising in the aftermath of the stunt, Griffin said she was “no longer sorry” for the shoot and that the “whole outrage was BS”.
“I didn’t just lose one night on CNN. My entire tour was cancelled within 24 hours because every single theatre got all these death threats,” she said.
“These Trump fans, they’re hardcore.
“I’m on a mission to tell people that if it could happen to me, as obnoxious and bigmouthed as I am, it can happen to you.”
The comedian was on the breakfast show promoting her n tour, which starts at the Sydney Opera House on October 21.
The fiery interview had started off awkwardly, when Griffin mocked Sunrise’s decision to show a pixelated version of the fake head.
“I love that the mask is pixelated as if it is an actual head!” Griffin joked.
“It was a mask with ketchup. I think ns can handle that.”