First Lady Melania Trump was another high-profile and very vocal critic of Tyler Shields' Kathy Griffin photo shoot, as she called the photo depicting her beheaded husband "very disturbing" while suggesting Griffin may have some mental health issues.
Carrey told Entertainment Tonight, "If you step out into that spotlight and you're doing the insane things that he (Trump) is doing, we're the last line of defence".
'And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing.
Jake Tapper points out that while Kathy Griffin's severed head stunt was wrong, the president has done reprehensible things, too. "It's impossible to get away from it", he said.
And look where we are in the end: Griffin was sacked and Trump is president.
Griffin had little choice but to apologize, even though it didn't stop the overwhelming blowback on social media from famous and not-so-famous people across the political spectrum, including Anderson Cooper, her CNN co-host on New Year's Eve.
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Kathy Griffin incited immediate outrage after posting a politically-charged portrait with a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head Monday.
The condemnation was widespread and consequences swift, as Griffin issued an apology and was sacked from her CNN gig the day after. While Griffin suspected there would be a firestorm from her picture, I don't think she ever imagined the severity of the burns. It was one of those dreams where you want to go back to sleep so you can finish it, you know?
"Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise", Griffin explained.
"You know Kathy Griffin is tasteless", said Durst, who nonetheless refused to condemn her.
CNN did not make clear whether it was cutting its New Year's Eve deal with Griffin for just the upcoming 2017 broadcast or for good.
"I told her there is no place in our discourse for an image like this". I moved the line, then I crossed it.
"I am sorry. I went too far".