Comedian Kathy Griffin has never been shy to voice her opinions about pretty much anything. But it was her latest slew of tweets that had the internet talking, and health professionals ready to chime in.
Griffin Tweeted About A Deadly Syringe Tactic
When White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted about President Donald Trump’s comments about insulin, Griffin replied “Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick.” The Washington Examiner then went on to explain Griffin’s comment and why a syringe filled with air could be deadly, which prompted Griffin to respond “I SURE DID F*CKER.” An air embolism occurs when air enters your artery which can cause a heart attack, stroke or respiratory failure. Therefore in this tweet, Griffin was implying that she wanted to kill the president with an air-filled syringe. This is not the first time that Griffin has spoken out against the president. In 2017, Griffin did a photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields in which she posed with a fake severed head of Trump.
After it caused a stir on the internet for being too graphic notably due to the fake blood, Griffin put out an apology. She said that it was “too disturbing.” The apology has since been deleted from Twitter. In one of her later comedy specials, she read off a list of death threats that she recieved after the photoshoot. She also makes fun of the fact that it blacklisted her from Hollywood and led to a very public Twitter feud with Avengers actor Don Cheadle. He has also remained mum about her recent tweets. Instead, he has been tweeting about the case of Christian Cooper, the man who was racially profiled in Central Park by a white woman. There were not too many of her famous friends tweeting in support of her at all.
Will Kathy Griffin Be Investigated By The Secret Service Again?
After the 2017 photoshoot, Griffin was investigated by two federal agencies and was interrogated under oath. She also received calls from the Secret Service, the organization charged with protecting the nation’s leaders. The investigation went on for two months. In an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she said: “Two federal agencies, the Secret Service and the assistant U.S. attorney’s office, were putting me under a two-month federal investigation and considering charging me with a crime — this is real — of conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.”
Can this happen again in the wake of her most recent tweets? This has not been confirmed, however, since so many people made complaints to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and the company itself, they will be looking into whether or not the tweets “constitute a violation of their policies.”
The Twitter policy states “You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.”
The Trump camp has yet to address Griffin’s comments and whether they will be investigating her claims any further.