Art Gallery Channels Inner Kathy Griffin with Grotesque Trump Beheading Feature


In May 2017, self-declared C-list comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted a photo of herself posing with the severed head of President Donald Trump, clearly proud of her so-called joke — that is, until the photo sparked a federal investigation.

Within hours, Griffin lost her contract with CNN, was forced to cancel her tour, and was officially disgraced by thousands of American citizens.

After Trump tweeted out a response to the grotesque photos and in light of the investigation, it was only a matter of time before Griffin was begging for forgiveness.

“I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it,” she said.

But shortly after her public apology speech, Griffin decided to retract her statement after all.

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“I’m no longer sorry. The whole outrage was B.S.” Griffin said in an interview with Australia’s Seven Network. “The whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody… and these Trump supporters, they’re hardcore. They have like robocalls, and they’re a minority, but they know how to act like a majority.”

Now, over a year since the incident, a Portland, Oregon, art gallery is taking a page out of Griffin’s book.

One Grand Gallery is now under fire for a window display that depicts President Trump in an arguably even more disturbing way than Griffin’s 2017 beheading photo. It’s so disturbing, we won’t even show the uncensored version.

The graphic “art,” which is reportedly a part of a larger gallery installment called “F— You Mr. President,” features the words “F— Trump” and the president’s throat being slashed by a bloody knife.

Social media users flooded the post with comments Tuesday, many demanding the Secret Service to again step in and investigate.

Others were appalled by the depiction of violence against Trump, especially as it was displayed in a window facing a busy street.

“The depiction on the window of our President being beheaded is disgraceful and actually dangerous and a pretty sad example to the young kids walking by your establishment. I hope your business gets shut down immediately,” one commenter wrote.

By Tuesday afternoon, One Grand Gallery’s four star status on Yelp plummeted to just one star.

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Eventually, the landlord of the building asked the owner and founder of One Grand Gallery to take the display down. The owner added that it was also because people were responding with “such anger and violence.”

“The same people offended over a ‘death threat’ are the same people upholding death threats & violence. Irony,” a deleted Facebook post from the gallery read.

Even so, the art installation within the gallery remains open until August 10, Fox News reported.

Only time will tell if the gallery will face real repercussions or an investigation in light of the installment, but if history is any indication, the owner might want to start preparing a tearful and half-sincere apology speech.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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