Griffin apologized on Tuesday for posting the video following a furious backlash and a hint at an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service.
The controversial entertainer tweeted: 'I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.'
In the video Griffin is seen slowly raising Trump's head during a photo shoot with infamous photographer Tyler Shields.
She also posted a video promising to remove the offending image after she was lambasted by all sides of the political spectrum, including Chelsea Clinton.
CNN STAR 'BEHEADS' TRUMP! https://t.co/AHuobjmabM— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 31, 2017
BARRON THOUGHT IT WAS HIS DAD! https://t.co/nQOKr1XE4A— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 31, 2017
In a statement, the first lady slammed Griffin’s stunt:
As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.The president also weighed in on Griffin’s graphic photo shoot early Wednesday morning on Twitter and wrote, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017
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
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
Leftists, tell me again about Trump's violent language ushering in an era of violence https://t.co/AZwANHL4Ti— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 30, 2017
Our politics have become too base, too low, & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin's post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 30, 2017
Kathy Griffin represents the Left's visceral hatred of Trump -- and the Deplorables. https://t.co/C1oBjumTsc— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 31, 2017
CNN’s announcement about Kathy Griffin rekindles ‘Apprentice’ catchphrase https://t.co/svVQRysfkg— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 31, 2017
BOOM! CNN Cuts Kathy Griffin Contract After Trump Beheading Stunt https://t.co/FNpuo46CDv— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) May 31, 2017
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017