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Photos of Kathy Griffin holding a bloodied Trump head spark outrage

Photos of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a bloodied, detached head resembling that of President Trump sparked outrage from liberals and conservatives alike on Tuesday. The image, snapped by photographer Tyler Shields, was first posted by TMZ with the caption: "Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump's head ... but she wants it bloody and detached from his body."

TMZ reported that Griffin and Shields joked during the shoot that they'd "need to move to Mexico once the [pictures] got released, for fear they'd be thrown in prison."

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that the photo was "disgusting but not surprising":

Others wondered how this might affect Griffin's longstanding gig hosting CNN's New Year's Eve celebration, and why Griffin thought this would be a good idea. Becca Stanek