A US humorist has apologized for a photograph shoot in which she showed up holding a fake bloodied head that took after US President Donald Trump.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Kathy Griffin “asked” for absolution and said she had “crossed a line”.
She said she was asking superstar picture taker Tyler Shields to expel the photograph from the web.
The grisly picture brought a tempest of online feedback, including from Mr Trump’s child, Donald Trump Jr.
“Sickening however not astounding,” he tweeted. “This is the left today. They consider this adequate.”
Chelsea Clinton, the little girl of Mr Trump’s 2016 decision equal Hillary, likewise censured the picture, calling it “awful and off-base”.
“It is never interesting to joke about slaughtering a president,” she tweeted.
Previous Republican presidential applicant Mitt Romney additionally swam in, tweeting: “Our legislative issues have turned out to be excessively base, too low, and excessively profane, yet Kathy Griffin’s post slips into a considerably more offensive and disgusting domain.”
The 56-year-old Emmy grant winning performer and comic has been a staunch commentator of President Trump.
In her video statement of regret, she stated: “I’m quite recently observing the response of these pictures. I’m a comic, I went too far. I moved the line and after that I crossed it. I went much too far.
“The picture is excessively aggravating. I see how it influences individuals. It wasn’t interesting, I get it. I ask for your pardoning.”