In a recent conversation with Politico, Kathy Griffin reflected on her clash with Donald Trump over a controversial picture from earlier this year. Griffin’s career came to a stretching halt when the picture became a viral topic. For those unaware, Griffin took a picture of herself carrying a fake bloody-head of Trump. Since then, Griffin has figured out different ways to keep her career going after the backlash. She would go on to share that she would love to begin touring in the U.S. again but fears she would be shot.
While she has been shunned at home — even Chelsea Clinton joined in the chorus of people claiming to be horrified by a photo they said crossed a line — she has found a welcoming audience abroad. “They were thrilled to have someone come over and make fun of Trump,” said Griffin, who just completed a 15-country world tour. “I wish I could tour in the U.S. without getting shot — I know I can’t. I was in the middle of a 50-city tour when the tweet happened. It was canceled in 24 hours.” Griffin, sounding upbeat, said she’s soldiering on. “My answer is to keep producing funny stuff,” she said. “My YouTube is lit. I really do have a real story to tell. In my live act, I talk about the interrogation with the feds and how everybody turned on me on every platform. I still can’t tweet a picture of my new puppies without getting all hateful responses in broken English.”