Kathy Griffin 'no longer sorry' for beheaded Trump photo

The photo that cost Griffin sponsorship deals and her CNN gig.
The photo that cost Griffin sponsorship deals and her CNN gig.

Kathy Griffin has taken back her apology for posing with a replica of President Donald Trump's severed head.

The US comedian appeared on Australian breakfast television show Sunrise on Tuesday (local time) to promote her upcoming Australian tour.

Griffin lashed out when host Samantha Armytage suggested she had gone too far with the stunt. 

"No, you're full of crap, stop this!" Griffin said.

"Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing".

The comedian initially apologised after the photo caused a backlash that cost her sponsorship deals and her regular gig on CNN.

Griffin has now retracted that apology, saying "I'm no longer sorry. The whole outrage was BS".

"My entire tour was cancelled within 24 hours because every single theatre got all these death threats," she said.

"I'm on a mission to tell people that if it could happen to me, as obnoxious and bigmouthed as I am, it can happen to you."

Griffin has not been the only celebrity to publicly disparage the president, with rapper Eminem leading a crowd to chant anti-Trump obscenities at the 2017 Reading Festival.

Griffin's world tour, which is promoted with a photo of her holding Planet Earth in place of a severed Trump head, is set to tour Australia in October.