Griffin had little choice but to apologize, even though it didn't stop the overwhelming blowback on social media from famous and not-so-famous people across the political spectrum, including Anderson Cooper, her CNN co-host on New Year's Eve.
And a commercial endorsement deal was canceled just weeks after she landed it.
You can argue that Griffin's post was in bad taste, but again that is a matter of opinion, and if Americans had good taste what you see through the display windows in most malls would vanish.
Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards announced that it was suspending an ad campaign featuring Griffin as the Utah-based bathroom-stool company saw the stunt as "deeply inappropriate" and "contrary to the core values our company stands for".
Adding, "I don't know if it's amusing, but I don't think the joke is the problem". "I regret having to make these decisions, but have no choice".
But his reaction as a "father", and Melania's reaction as a "mother", mirrored my own reaction to Mr. Trump's statement that he could grab women inappropriately because he was famous. Tweeting Wednesday morning, he said Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for creating the video.
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"It takes a real man to pick on an 11 year old".
The simmering feud between Trump and O'Donnell goes back years, and the president recently reignited the fuse with a tweet directed at the comic, and citing her call for the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, after Trump did in fact fire him.
But it was too late.
Griffin apologized for the photos saying, "I beg for your forgiveness". Hours after the image was posted on TMZ on Tuesday - and amid a tidal wave of outrage from everyone from Chelsea Clinton to former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney - Griffin released an apology message, saying she "went too far".
In 2005 she was sacked from her job as an E! network red-carpet commentator after joking at the Golden Globe Awards that child actress Dakota Fanning had checked into rehab.
Despite the widespread criticism he's received for his recent work with Griffin, Shields, 35, appeared unfazed when asked Wednesday night for comment on the matter and how the uproar over the photo shoot ultimately cost Kathy her job as CNN's New Year's Eve show host.