Kathy Griffin: Government singled me out for scrutiny because I'm a woman

Comedian Kathy Griffin in an interview that aired Friday on "Rising" said that the government singled her out after she posted a photo of her holding a fake severed head resembling President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE because she's a woman. 

"I was on the no-fly list, and I had to be interrogated, like I said, by the feds under oath," Griffin told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Thursday.

"That also didn't happen to any of the other guys who supposedly threatened the president, and I was singled out, and I think it's because I'm a woman, and probably because I'm 57, and I don't have a big network or studio behind me," she continued. 

Griffin was met with widespread backlash last year after she posted the photo on Twitter and she initially apologized for the move. 

Trump, himself slammed the comedian for the picture, saying she should be "ashamed." 

She had multiple shows canceled during the fallout from the photo and was fired from her position as a host of CNN's New Year's Eve coverage.

She has since begun performing in other shows and will perform at the Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Griffin told Simmons she is still dealing with the fallout from the picture. 

"I'm still dealing with the fallout from the photo in everyday life," she said.

"I mean, I was walking down the street last week, and four people came up to me and were screaming, 'You're a traitor, you're an ISIS.' Like I said, it's almost comical. Like, oh yeah, ISIS is recruiting a lot of 57-year-old, red-haired Irish comedian. Yeah, that's their first choice."

— Julia Manchester