Star Theatre New Jersey calls of Kathy Griffin's show post beheaded Trump video

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 02, 2017 05:55 hrs

[India], June 2 (ANI): Looks like Kathy Griffin and her beheaded Trump photo row is not over yet.

The State Theatre, New Jersey, has cancelled the comedian's November appearance, following the video that featured her holding a likeness of U.S President Donald Trump's severed head.

A note released on the theatre's Facebook page read, "Please note: After careful consideration of recent events and for the safety of our patrons, Kathy Griffin's November 3rd performance has been cancelled. All Kathy Griffin ticket buyers will be issued a full refund. If you purchased your tickets on Ticketmaster please call 800-745-3000. If you purchased your tickets through another party, please contact them directly."

Griffin has faced much backlash since the release of the video, which she later apologized for. But it resulted to drop of many of her engagements, including her ties with CNN.

Reacting to the incident Trump said that the comedian should be "ashamed of herself."

"Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!" he tweeted.

First lady Melania Trump also issued a statement that read, "As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. 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."

Griffin, however, apologised for the video, which she originally described as an "artsy-fartsy statement" mocking the commander in chief.

"I sincerely apologize," Griffin said in 31-second apology video, she posted to Twitter.

"Hey everybody, it's me, Kathy Griffin. I sincerely apologize. I'm just now seeing the reaction of these images. 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 for your forgiveness. Taking down the image. I'm 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," she said. (ANI)



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