The owners of a convenience store have created controversy for offering a $50,000 reward for any one able to “deliver” Kathy Griffin’s head.
The digital sign at the Lewis Country Store in Nashville, Tennessee turned driver’s heads because it read: ‘$50,000 reward for Kathy Griffin’s head delivered.’
A passer-by driving past the red-lighted board took a picture and sent it to a local paper.
“I know this seems like a bad joke, but is this legal?” he wrote in an email to The Tennessean. “I’m not sure if this is covered by free speech.”
The business owners were reacting to a picture of the fallen comedian holding what appeared to be the bloodied, severed head of President Trump.
This wouldn’t be the first time they’ve been vocal about their unwavering support for the president.
At the height of the presidential campaigns in October, they displayed signs which included “Trump that B*tch” and “The only p*ssy Trump ever grabbed was Paul Ryan”, referencing the infamous Access Hollywood tape in which Trump, a president-elect at the time, boasted of grabbing women by their private parts.
The threatening sign against the comedian has since been changed. On Friday, it read “America first, screw y’all”.
Shortly after the signs they posted during the elections season, oil company Shell decided to break ties with the business owners who also have a gas station, because of their pro-Trump contentious statements. But Griffin’s picture has drawn far more consequences.
The negative comments have been so widespread she has been fired from CNN and has lost many of her sponsors. Before the network made the announcement, her longtime co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, Anderson Cooper, tweeted that he too had been “appalled” by the picture.
Griffin even held a tear-filled conference during which she said she was being bullied by Donald Trump’s family and felt “betrayed” by Cooper. While she believed the picture could end her career, she promised not to “lay down”.
“I’m not for everybody,” admitted Griffin. “I am barely an acquired taste frankly. I’ve had everybody turn on me. And I just want to make people laugh.”
That being said, Griffin declared: “I am not laying down for this guy.”
Source: Daily Mail