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Tyler Shields: No Apologies Here for Decapitated Donald Trump Video!

While Kathy Griffin has been raked over every conceivable coal since starring in a video that featured her pretending to behead Donald Trump, the man behind this controversial video has gone relatively unscathed.

His name is Tyler Shields.

He’s a photographer known for shooting controversial subjects and/or topics, but he’s never stepped into a fire quite like this before.

As you’ve likely read about and probably complained about already, Griffin sky-rocketed to viral infamy on Tuesday night when she shared footage on Twitter of herself holding the bloody, decapitated head of the Commander-in-Chief.

“There was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his…wherever,” wrote the comedian as a caption to the video.

But no one was laughing.

Democrats lashed out at Griffin for going too far and giving Republicans understandable ammunition with which they could attack Donald Trump critics.

Republicans lashed out because… well… Griffin is holding bloody, decapitated head of the Commander-in-Chief.

What the heck was she thinking?!?

In response to the overwhelming backlash, Griffin issued an apology just a few hours after the (VERY) questionable video went viral.

And the mea culpa at least did not make any excuses or beat around any bushes.

She came right out, took responsibility and continually said she messed up.

“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” Griffin says below, adding:

“I moved the line, and then I crossed it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people.”

Griffin has still been fired by CNN and dropped from an ad campaign, but at least she has realized her mistake.

Shields? Not so much.

Shortly after the firestorm got started, he Tweeted, “Can you go to jail for making an artistic statement? Asking for a friend…”

The answer to that short-sighted statement is no, of course.

But you can go to jail for threatening the life of a sitting President, and this stupid photo shoot comes pretty darn close to doing that.

As a result, Griffin is under investigation by the Secret Service, according to various sources.

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Is Shields concerned about authorities coming after him? Does he have any regrets over the pictorial?

It sure doesn’t sound that way.

Speaking to Splash News last night, after a shopping trip at a supermarket in Los Angeles, Shields was asked for his response to the Trump video and everyone’s take on it.

“The thing is, man, honestly, I’ve got no problem… if you make art, you’ve gotta stand by it,” he said, adding:

“Can’t censor myself, man.”

Shields wasn’t clear on whether he’s spoken to Griffin since the controversy arose, but he was very clear on his immediate plans:

“I’m just gonna just go home and eat my ice dream and hide out,” he said the end this interview.

Shields is clearly pretty chill about this entire thing.

Which is more than can be said about the President himself.

“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” Trump Tweeted in response to the video.

“My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

For the first time in recorded history, we can’t disagree with Donald Trump. He’s right.

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Billy Bush Apologies for Role in Donald Trump Video

Billy Bush has issued an apology for his role in the video that may truly sink Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.

Earlier on Friday, The Washington Post released extensive footage from 2005.

It features Trump and Bush having a conversation that they believed was off the record, talking in a lewd manner about women… about having sex with women… and other vulgar things about women.

Trump, of course, is receiving the bulk of the attention for this video.

Which makes sense. The guy is running for President of the United States.

And he did make such comments in the video as:

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. I did try and f–k her. She was married.” (He was allegedly talking about Nancy O’Dell at the time.)

“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

“Just kiss. I don’t even wait,” noting that “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

Donald Trump, nominee for the most powerful office in the land, said all of these things and more – while he married to Melania Trump.

But Bush played his role in the scandalous footage as well.

The conversation took place as Trump and Bush were on board an Access Hollywood bus, just as they were arriving on the set of Days of Our Lives to tape a segment about a cameo Trump was filming for the soap opera.

At various times, Bush eggs Trump on and seems quite impressed by his womanizing ways and offensive language.

In response to the tape’s release, Bush has said the following:

“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”

Pretty simple and straightforward.

What else could someone in his situation say?

Trump has answered that question.

This was his supposed mea culpa and explanation in light of his latest scandal:

“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

Ah, yes. The classic if you were offended non-apology apology.

Also, come on:

Does even the harshest Bill Clinton hater think the ex-President made comments remotely similar to this to Trump back in the day?

And/or: Who cares if he did?!? Does that make Trump’s actions any more excusable?

“I moved on her very heavily,” Trump says elsewhere in the video of O’Dell.

“In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t–s and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

Bush is a married father of three girls and  is currently a co-host of the third hour  of The Today Show.

A petition was made on Friday, calling for NBC to fire Bush for his comments.

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Billy Bush Apologies for Role in Donald Trump Video

Billy Bush has issued an apology for his role in the video that may truly sink Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.

Earlier on Friday, The Washington Post released extensive footage from 2005.

It features Trump and Bush having a conversation that they believed was off the record, talking in a lewd manner about women… about having sex with women… and other vulgar things about women.

Trump, of course, is receiving the bulk of the attention for this video.

Which makes sense. The guy is running for President of the United States.

And he did make such comments in the video as:

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. I did try and f–k her. She was married.” (He was allegedly talking about Nancy O’Dell at the time.)

“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

“Just kiss. I don’t even wait,” noting that “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

Donald Trump, nominee for the most powerful office in the land, said all of these things and more – while he married to Melania Trump.

But Bush played his role in the scandalous footage as well.

The conversation took place as Trump and Bush were on board an Access Hollywood bus, just as they were arriving on the set of Days of Our Lives to tape a segment about a cameo Trump was filming for the soap opera.

At various times, Bush eggs Trump on and seems quite impressed by his womanizing ways and offensive language.

In response to the tape’s release, Bush has said the following:

“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”

Pretty simple and straightforward.

What else could someone in his situation say?

Trump has answered that question.

This was his supposed mea culpa and explanation in light of his latest scandal:

“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

Ah, yes. The classic if you were offended non-apology apology.

Also, come on:

Does even the harshest Bill Clinton hater think the ex-President made comments remotely similar to this to Trump back in the day?

And/or: Who cares if he did?!? Does that make Trump’s actions any more excusable?

“I moved on her very heavily,” Trump says elsewhere in the video of O’Dell.

“In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t–s and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

Bush is a married father of three girls and  is currently a co-host of the third hour  of The Today Show.

A petition was made on Friday, calling for NBC to fire Bush for his comments.

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