Why Kathy Griffin Was Wrong
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Why Kathy Griffin Was Wrong

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Why Kathy Griffin Was Wrong
Tyler Shields

As far as presidents go, I don’t love Donald Trump, but I don’t necessarily hate him either. I know a lot of people do and I can understand why they feel that way. But by no means has anything President Trump said or done excuse Kathy Griffin’s actions.

In case you were unaware, comedian Kathy Griffin posted a highly disturbing picture of herself on the Internet holding a fake bloody severed head bearing an uncanny resemblance to President Trump. Everyone who has access to a computer saw that photo — including eleven-year-old Barron Trump.

What was Kathy Griffin trying to say with that photo? Whatever it was, it was not funny.

Regardless of my feelings towards our 45th President, I look at it as, anything happens to the leader to our nation, can happen to the rest of America. Take out our nation’s leader and we are all under threat.

I also put myself in the shoes of the Trump children and I think: What if that was my father’s bloody photo-shopped head Kathy Griffin was holding? What if someone saw that photo and was actually laughing because he or she thought it was funny?

Let me tell you: what Kathy Griffin did was not funny. I sincerely doubt the family of the American journalist ISIS beheaded on live TV three years ago found what she did funny either.

If Kathy Griffin held the head of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, the American people would be demanding she go on trial as a traitor. That she should be thrown in prison and treated no better than the ISIS soldiers who did to their victims exactly what she was making fun of.

But because it was Donald Trump, more people are pissed off about Trump’s decision with the Paris Agreement or some perceived scandal with the Russians or whatever else they can come up with to be angry with the president for. They are not taking this photo and its contents as seriously as they should.

If you are following the news on this, then you know Kathy Griffin is complaining that President Trump and his family are doing everything they can to ruin her life. And you know what I think?It serves her right after what she did.

If you ask me, Kathy Griffin posted that photo only for publicity. People were forgetting who she was in the wake of comedians with real talent with Gabriel Iglesias or those who knew how to bring on the raunchy like Amy Schumer. No one cared who Kathy Griffin was anymore because of all these fresh funny faces the younger generations could relate to.

Regardless of how you feel about President Trump and his policies on immigration, climate change, abortion etc., think of it like this. How would you feel if that was bloody severed head of your father, brother, friend, or even your own Kathy Griffin was holding?

Sure, you can argue it was photo-shopped and it wasn’t real and it hardly looks like them at all. But what you saw cannot be unseen.

Bottom line is, what Kathy Griffin did was wrong and should be called treason. She should not get away with something like this. I unhappily accept she might not see the inside of a courtroom, because that is how our current anti-Trump politics work, but I would like to think no TV network would ever hire her again. That she will epically fall from grace in the eyes of the public and no one will take her seriously as a comedian ever again.

You are entitled to your opinion of President Trump. You don’t have to like him. But I will say it again: a threat to the President of the United States of America is a threat to the citizens of the United States of America.

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