President Donald Trump has spoken out on Twitter about comedian Kathy Griffin's violent video showing an image of him beheaded.
The president's son, Barron, was reported to have thought that the image was real when he saw it on television, according to TMZ.
Barron reportedly panicked and said, "Mommy, mommy!" when seeing the image, calling for mother Melania Trump.
"He's 11. He doesn't know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad," said a source.
The first lady also criticized the video, saying that it was disturbing, and "makes you wonder about [Griffin's] mental health."
"Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself," tweeted the president, Daily Mail reports. "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!"
Griffin publicly apologized for the video, saying that she "went too far."
"I am sorry," she wrote. "I went too far. I was wrong."
"I'm a comic," said Griffin according to CNN. "I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it."
"I beg for your forgiveness," she added.
Even former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Donald's opponent in the election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, expressed her disapproval of the piece, calling it "vile and wrong."
"It is never funny to joke about killing a president," Chelsea wrote.
"Disgusting but not surprising," wrote Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter. "This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?"
"OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever!" Griffin wrote on Twitter before her apology. "I'm merely mocking the Mocker in Chief."
Griffin's previous sponsor, Squatty Potty, announced that it had cut ties with the comedian after the gruesome video, according to Fox News.
"We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for," wrote Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards. "In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance."
The Secret Service made a vague statement regarding threats against the president, saying that all threats are taken seriously.
CNN, where the comic co-hosts coverage of New Year's Eve, also put out a statement condemning Griffin's actions.
"We found what she did disgusting and offensive," said a spokesperson from CNN. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year's Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point."