Kathy Griffin to attend White House Correspondents' dinner

Comedian Kathy Griffin will attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Griffin tweeted Friday that she would be attending the dinner as a guest of LGBT news outlets the Washington Blade and Los Angeles Blade.

Griffin sparked major national backlash after posting a photo with a bloody, decapitated head meant to look like President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE last year. Trump tweeted at the time that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself.”

Griffin was interviewed by the Secret Service over the photo shoot and was fired from her annual job of co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special.


The comedian, who canceled her 50-city U.S. tour amid the outcry over the photo, said in December that she wishes she could tour in the U.S. “without getting shot.”

She announced earlier this month, however, that her upcoming show at Carnegie Hall sold out in one day. Her return to touring in the U.S. begins just weeks after D.C.'s annual "Nerd Prom."

Trump declined to attend the 2017 dinner during a particularly contentious period between him and the media, and has not yet said whether he will attend this year’s event.

He was the first president to miss the dinner in more than 30 years.

Comedian Michelle Wolf, a former writer and contributor to “The Daily Show,” will be the evening's headliner.