Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

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01 June, 2017

First lady Melania Trump questioned Kathy Griffin's "mental health" Wednesday after the comedian sparked an uproar for photos depicting her holding a mock severed head of President Trump.

Griffin, 56, who had co-hosted CNN's annual New Year's Eve coverage for the last decade, apologized on Tuesday and said she had asked the celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the picture from the internet. She added that she is taking the image down from her social media accounts and will be asking the photographer to do the same. Hours later, Griffin attempted to clean up the damage by apologizing, saying she was wrong and went too far.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said on MSNBC that he condemns Griffin's image and told her, a friend, that the image doesn't belong in American political discourse. The image is too disturbing; I understand how it offends people.

Late Tuesday, the network had called Griffin's photos "disgusting and offensive", according to a statement from a CNN spokesperson.

"Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself". I've made a lot of mistakes in my career.

The first video showed a straight-faced Griffin slowly lifting the bloody head. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. "And then soon after, she made a very fulsome apology and asked - begged for forgiveness", Franken said.

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One Manchester City fan came to watch the game in his sky blue kit with the message "A City, United" written proudly on his back. He became the youngest player ever to take part in a European final.

A publicist for Shields did not respond to a request for comment. Chelsea Clinton tweeted that the photo was "vile and wrong".

In light of the images, Squatty Potty, a line of footstools for toilets, pulled from air a new ad campaign starring Griffin.

"It was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for", Squatty Potty chief executive officer Bobby Edwards said in a statement.

A New Mexico casino, the Route 66 Casino Hotel west of Albuquerque, said it had cancelled an appearance by Griffin scheduled for July 22.

The backlash prompted Griffin to tweet a video of herself apologizing.


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