Kathy Griffin bemoaned that she can’t get any work in the U.S. and said she’s in the “middle of a Hollywood blacklist” after taking the infamous bloody beheaded photo of President Donald Trump.
“I’m getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I’ve lost my mind. And I am admitting I lost my mind because it’s what made me a star in the first place,” the 57-year-old comedian shared in a video posted on YouTube Saturday titled, “State of the Union.” (RELATED: Rosie O’Donnell Convinced Kathy Griffin To Apologize For Beheaded Trump Photo)
“At 57, I don’t have a lot of time to be patient. Don’t be too hard on me. I’m fully in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist,” she added. “I just want you guys to know, when I get home, I do not have one single day of paid work in front of me.”
“And people that want me to go back and start in [comedy] clubs and do ten minutes again, I don’t mean to be an asshole, but no. I’m not going to do that,” she continued. “I’ve worked way too hard to go back and work for free and do the club scene again…this is the bullshit, because I’ve been blacklisted.”
“I’m not going to lie. It’s going to be hard when I go home and I don’t have one show in my future,” Griffin explained. “I think I should be able to get my life back. So, I know I took a picture that offended a lot of people, but this wall of crap has never fallen on any woman in the history of America the way it has on me.”
Initially, the comedian apologized for the gruesome shot. She has since taken that back several times.