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Kathy Griffin loses Nevada County gig over gruesome photo

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s post of herself holding what was meant to look like President Donald Trump’s severed head has resulted in a lost endorsement deal and at least one club engagement for the comedian.
Comedian Kathy Griffin’s post of herself holding what was meant to look like President Donald Trump’s severed head has resulted in a lost endorsement deal and at least one club engagement for the comedian. The Associated Press file

The fallout from comedian Kathy Griffin’s gruesome Twitter photo continues.

In a video posted to Twitter, Griffin apologized and said she crossed the line. CNN fired Griffin from her New Year’s Eve co-host job hours after her apology.

But that didn’t stop the Center for the Arts in Nevada County from cancelling Griffin’s scheduled appearance there on June 16 as part of her “Celebrity Run-In” tour.

The center’s website said the box office will process full refunds until Friday.

In an email statement, executive director Julie Baker said “Unfortunately, due to recent actions for which she has publicly apologized, we have received hundreds of angry and threatening emails and phone calls including threats to the Vets Hall building and our community. While we support Ms Griffin’s public apology we cannot in good faith put our patrons, staff, volunteers, or the artist at risk. We wholeheartedly support free speech but in light of this situation, our first priority must be public safety and we feel it is in the best interest of our community of which we serve, to cancel this event.”

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