What happens when you try to make a joke that got taken way out of context, or one that crosses many boundaries? Ask Kathy Griffin. The all time comedian released a photoshoot of herself that wreaked of trump hate. Many have said that the joke was taken too far and crossed all lines. The president, his supporters and even just people of the internet found the image highly disturbing. The comedian posed with the gory image and made jokes about moving to Mexico after the release as it might get them thrown in prison!
Many US citizens have suggested the arrest of the comedian on the basis that she threatened the president's safety. Threats "knowingly and willfully" made against the president, president-elect, vice president or vice president-elect are a class E felony under federal law.
Griffin has since apologized and even released a video to confirm that she understands that this wasn't funny and taken way out of line.
"I'm a comic," she said. "I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it."
In your opinion, is this joke just a joke taken too seriously or were the reactions completely deserving?
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By Maheen Malik