Kathy Griffin tweeted an obviously false picture of a severed and bloody head that resembled Donald Trump, and received a crazy amount of backlash both on and off the internet.

Now, while this is obviously crossing some lines, the backlash from the right has been crossing just as many.

Kathy Griffin, after deleting the tweet, even went as far as to post an apologetic video saying how incredibly wrong it was to do that.

You'd think that would be the end of it, right? Someone did something inappropriate, they gave a public and heartfelt apology, and we all would move on.

Well, the right, the side that likes to crow about how they support free speech, has been calling for all sorts of action against Griffin. She's been getting death threats on Twitter, some people have been calling for criminal prosecution, and there's even a convenience store in Tennessee whose sign is offering “$50,000 reward for Kathy Griffin's head delivered.”

She's even been slammed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

According to TMZ:

The VFW — the oldest war veterans organization — is condemning Kathy's “incredibly revolting attack on the President of the United States” … and does NOT accept her apology.

The message comes on the heels of CNN firing Kathy from its New Year's Eve show.

The organization also says, “What she did was not humorous nor should it be protected speech or expression. Playing to an audience with a severed head is what our enemies do. The USO should immediately end it's relationship with her.”

The USO tweeted it has no relationship with Kathy … save for “two experiences years ago.”
Kathy went on USO tours to Afghanistan in 2003 and Iraq and Kuwait in 2006. She also hosted a USO Salute to the Troops in 2010. As of Wednesday afternoon, the USO was still promoting her work on its website.

That's doesn't sound like people who support free speech to me.

Since then, Alec Baldwin has defended her on Twitter, retelling a story about when he once made a joke about a politician.

“Dear Kathy Griffin, Kathy….baby…I've been there. The whole Henry Hyde thing [with] Conan, where we bring out an oxygen mask at the end? a joke. That's what I thought. That's what we intended. No one walked out of the studio and said, “No! We're serious!” No one”

Dear GOP, she's admitted she made a mistake, let's just move on.

H/T: TMZ

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