Comedian Kathy Griffin ignited controversy this week after she released a photo of herself holding a fake severed head of President Donald Trump in a fashion similar to the beheadings perpetrated by the Islamic State.
During a press conference on Friday, Griffin broke down in tears and claimed that Trump has "broke her" and explained that the photo may have ruined her career.
"I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, he broke me," Griffen said.
Kathy Griffin gets emotional over fallout from photo: “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, he broke me.” pic.twitter.com/upzPbAJHFD— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2017
Indeed, news broke Friday that venues are already beginning to cancel the comedian.
But that hasn't stopped Griffin from completely acting like the "victim," according to Donald Trump Jr., the first son of President Trump.
Donald Jr. took to his Twitter account Friday evening to decry Griffin's recent attempt to invoke the "victim card" by claiming Trump has "broke" her. After all, Griffin was the one who — in an alleged joking manner — held up a fake severed head of President Trump. She's also the person who referred to then-President-elect Trump as "President piece of sh*t."
"The only thing #KathyGriffin is a victim of is her own ignorance. 24 hours from fake apology to victim status is impressive by any standard!" Trump Jr. tweeted.
The only thing #KathyGriffin is a victim of is her own ignorance. 24 hours from fake apology to victim status is impressive by any standard!— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1496445375.0
Then the younger Trump doubled down on his rebuke of Griffin, invoking comments Griffin made last year when she said she would like to beat Trump's youngest son, 11-year-old Barron Trump.
"It's really hard to play victim when you decide it's ok to attack #POTUS & HIS CHILD in a premeditated fashion," Trump Jr. wrote.
Amazing read. It's really hard to play victim when you decide it's ok to attack #POTUS & HIS CHILD in a premeditate… https://t.co/dDJSnsF1mX— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1496445646.0
As the fallout over her controversial Trump photo continues, Griffin was even fired by CNN. She had hosted the cable news network's New Year's coverage with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper since 2007.