Squatty Potty Dumps Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin was dumped from the toilet foot-stool company Squatty Potty’s advertisements following the release of a photo showing her holding a severed head of President Trump.
“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,” Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards told Entertainment Weekly in a statement Wednesday. (RELATED: Don Jr. Hits Back After Kathy Griffin Joked About Beheading Trump)
“In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin,” he added. “We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.”
Kathy Griffin ‘Beheads President Trump’ In Shocking New Photos – https://t.co/araGbd76nO pic.twitter.com/R3W61MPW7O
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2017
On Tuesday night, the company tweeted that they had pulled all marketing material for the campaign.
We have pulled all marketing related to Kathy Griffin, we do not align with her views or actions.
— Squatty Potty® (@squattypotty) May 31, 2017
Hours after outrage hit social media over the gruesome shot, the 56-year-old comedian finally apologized and admitted she went “too far”
“I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong,” Griffin tweeted Tuesday along with a video message.
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
“I’m just now seeing the reaction to this,” Griffin explained. “I’m a comic, I crossed the line…I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny.”
President Trump tweeted Wednesday that Griffin 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,” Trump tweeted.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The image was widely criticized by people on both the right and left, including Chelsea Clinton who called it both “vile and wrong.”
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017