Griffin is currently on a comedy tour and has a film set to be released that she funded herself.
Controversial comedian Kathy Griffin says the Trump administration and its supporters tried to ruin her career after the infamous photo shoot featuring a mock, beheaded version of President Trump, saying she was punished because she was a “successful” woman.
Griffin made headlines back in May 2017 when she posed with a severed head meant to look like President Trump, presenting it to the camera the way an ISIS member would. The gruesome image immediately drew outrage on social media, while Trump called the photo "sick" and said Griffin “should be ashamed of herself.” She even lost her CNN gig as a result.
Her former New Year's Eve co-host, Anderson Cooper, not exactly a fan of Trump, said even he was "appalled" by the photo shoot. However, Griffin feels that other celebrities, such as Johnny Depp and Snoop Dogg, haven’t been vilified to the same extent for similar attacks on the president.
“I feel a lot of this is because I’m a 58-year-old woman. I’m a successful stand-up comedian, which flies in the face of everything Trump and his folks believe,” Griffin told Variety in a new interview. “I think my impression is they’re just offended by the audacity that I want to continue to work and be successful and I’m a self-made woman.”