#Kathy Griffin has brought laughter to the world through comedy that is inappropriate sometimes, controversial and often simply hilarious. The question that should be asked is when being 'funny' crosses the line and enters into the definition of cruelty? Did Kathy Griffin cross that line when she posted up her now infamous decapitated Trump video?

Kathy Griffin's bloody, decapitated effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump

Fox News, among other mainstream media, reported on the story when in May this year Griffin posted a video of her holding a model of a bloody, decapitated effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump. On both her Twitter and Instagram accounts, the effigy was captioned, "I caption this, 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever," The video that was from a shoot with photographer Tyler Shields, went viral and the fallout began.

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Squatty Potty dropped Kathy Griffin and CNN terminated her New Year's Eve broadcast with Anderson Cooper. CNN's Cooper said in a tweet, "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate." -- Strong language indeed, from a media site that is often accused of Trump-bashing.

This week, Griffin told the world that Trump is, ‘trying to ruin my life.’ The Star reported that she went on to say, “A sitting President of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever.” This was accompanied by tears and the statement that she intends to continue to make fun of the president.

Bullying Griffin, Trump, and an 11-year-old child

“I’m only good at doing #Comedy one way.

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It’s in your face. I’m going to make fun of the president. And I’m going to do it more now,” a tearful Kathy Griffin said on Friday during a news conference."

The word bullying came up: bullying from the first family to be exact. No word was made of the fact the Kathy Griffin has spent an inordinate part of her time bullying the president in her shows and on social media. Cloaking bullying as comedy does not change the fact that there is an element of the bully in her comments and skits.

Where does one draw the line? In December 2016, Kathy Griffin was cited by Vulture Media after the Equality Now Gala, as saying ..."So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron. You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game."

Let me say that again -- "I'll go direct for Barron." So how funny is that? Are you rolling in your chair laughing over a famous comedian directly threatening an 11-year-old boy? Is it hilarious that Barron might very well have seen his father depicted as bloody and decapitated in a not so subtle parody of an ISIS-style execution?

If you are sniggering at this inappropriate piece of 'comedy,' when you get over your fits of giggling, please comment in the box below so those of us who obviously lost our sense of humor can get the joke.

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