Squatty Potty Dumps Kathy Griffin After Photo with Decapitated Trump Head

 


Kathy Griffin has apologized for the photo after the backlash she got when she shared it. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

 

Squatty Potty Dumps Kathy Griffin After Photo with Decapitated Trump Head

by Brett Bodner

 

Squatty Potty is putting their feet down when it comes to Kathy Griffin.

CEO Bobby Edwards issued a statement announcing Squatty Potty has suspended an ad campaign featuring Griffin following the backlash towards the comedian for a photo of her holding up a bloody mask that represented Donald Trump.

 

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“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. In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin,” Edwards said. “We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.”

A Squatty Potty is a toilet stool designed to “help users assume the squatting position while using the bathroom, delivering fast, complete elimination with comfort and ease.”

 


Squatty Potty has suspended an ad campaign with Kathy Griffin due to the photo of her holding up a bloody Donald Trump head. (Squatty Potty via YouTube)

 

“I am 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,” Griffin said.

Outrage over the photo has been widespread from both the right and left political sides.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper tweeted that he was “appalled” by the picture, calling it “disgusting and completely in appropriate.”

Cooper and Griffin have co-hosted “New Year’s Eve Live” on CNN since 2007.

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Kathy Griffin Dropped from Squatty Potty Ad Campaign over Trump Photo

 

 

Kathy Griffin has issued a frank apology for posing in a gory photo that depicts her holding President Trump’s decapitated head aloft.

“I sincerely apologize,” the comedian said in a video posted to social media Tuesday evening. “I am 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.”

She added, “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career. I will continue. I ask for your forgiveness. [I’m] taking down the image, 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.”

Squatty Potty is the latest business to express disapproval of comedian Kathy Griffin’s gory photo depicting her holding President Trump’s severed head.

The company — which produces a foot stool that elevates users as they sit on the toilet — announced on Wednesday that it will be dropping the comedian from its upcoming ad campaign.

“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,” said Bobby Edwards, CEO of the small Utah-based business, in a statement. “In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.”

The company had also tweeted Tuesday night telling customers that they had not only dropped Griffin as their spokesperson but that they “do not align with her views or actions.”

The company had also tweeted Tuesday night telling customers that they had not only dropped Griffin as their spokesperson but that they “do not align with her views or actions.”

 

 

Following the company’s announcement, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted his praise for them, while also commenting on CNN’s decision to evaluate whether they will include Griffin their upcoming New Year’s Eve coverage.

“So Squatty Potty pulls the plug on Kathy Griffin, but CNN still ‘evaluating’ and weighing their options,” said Trump Jr. “Insane what’s going on there!!!”

He then added, “Apologies for my last tweet. I didn’t mean to group Squatty Potty with CNN. Obviously one of them has moral/ethical standards.”

 

 

Griffin has since apologized for the image, which was taken by photographer Tyler Shields.

“I sincerely apologize,” she said in a video she posted on Twitter on Tuesday evening. “I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. … I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it.”

This article was originally published by Entertainment Weekly. Read the original article.

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“I sincerely apologize,” the comedian said in a video posted to social media Tuesday evening. “I am 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.”