You likely remember the photoshoot in which Tyler Shields photographed Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated head of Donald Trump, which ignited quite the firestorm of controversy. In this interview, she sits down with Bill Maher to discuss her feelings on the fallout from the image.
The image resulted in severe career repercussions for Griffin as well as multiple investigations by the government. It also caused a great amount of debate about the decency and appropriateness of such an image, with many arguing that the image was within her First Amendment rights and others claiming that even so, it went too far. In the interview, Griffin is fairly clear about her position, calling the image "distasteful but not illegal." Both she and Maher seem to believe that the photo may have gone too far but that the fallout was excessive and the resources spent on investigating Griffin were a waste (for his part, Maher blames the photographer), saying that the controversy went on far too long after Griffin apologized. Of course, I wasn't on the set, and I can't tell you whose idea it actually was, but it's quite interesting to hear Griffin's perspective now almost a year after the photo was released.