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Comedian Kathy Griffin shaves head in solidarity with her sister fighting cancer

Katharine Swindells August 2, 2017
Kathy Griffin's shaved head

Kathy Griffin (Twitter)

Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin made a bold statement this week by shaving off all her hair.

She made the move to show solidarity and support for her sister Joyce Griffin, who is undergoing chemotherapy in her battle with cancer.

The LGBT advocate’s new look was shown to the world in a tweet from journalist Yashar Ali on Monday.

He captioned the pictures: “In solidarity with her sister, who is going through chemo.”

The tweet also calls for people to donate to the America Cancer Society.

Kathy’s mother replied to Ali’s tweet, calling her daughter a “wonderful human being.”

This isn’t the first time the Griffin family have faced cancer struggles.

Kathy lost her elder brother Gary, one of four siblings, after a two year battle with in January 2014.

In an Instagram post she shared pictures of her brother, with the caption: “This AM my brave brother Gary Griffin passed away in palliative care after a brutal struggle w cancer.

“Our last real conversation, w my brother I loved so much, was just a few days go when I got him this signed picture from his idol, @JoeWalsh. He loved the Eagles, 70s rock, The Chicago White Sox and the Xavier “muskies”… Oh & he was funny as sh*t.”

From @kathygriffin on Instagram

Griffin was the subject of controversy earlier this year after she posted photos of herself posing with a dummy severed head, made to look like President Donald Trump.

She faced considerable backlash, and was subsequently fired by CNN, lost endorsements and had to cancel her tour dates.

She has since made a public apology for her actions, admitting that the photoshoot “crossed a line.”

However she also accused Trump of bullying her after the stunt.

“A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever,” she said.

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