In a rather shocking photoshoot, comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a picture in which she held up the bloody, decapitated head of President Donald Trump. Entertainment website TMZ obtained a copy some of some of the photos from the shoot Tuesday.

The pictures were apparently part of an art project that Griffin said aimed to “make noise” about Trump.

“This is fake blood, just so you know,” Griffin said in a video provided to TMZ. “I won’t give away what we’re doing, but Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise. He also lights me to the point where I look about 15. First I’m an artist, but really it’s good lighting.”

In the video obtained by TMZ, Griffin joked about having to move away after the photo was released.

“We’re going to move to Mexico today because we’re going to go to prison,” she said.

Griffin has been an outspoken critic of the president. In March, Griffin appeared on MSNBC after Trump addressed Congress to slam the president.

“What an idiot. We gotta watch this idiot for an hour and nine minutes?” she said in the appearance. “He just says one hateful thing after the other.”

Many took to Twitter to condemn Griffin’s photo, especially after she had denounced Trump for using “hateful” rhetoric in the past.

“What Kathy Griffin has done here is shocking and wrong. It’s behavior that should be condemned by all,” journalist Evan Siegfried wrote in a tweet.

Journalist Yashar Ali said on Twitter Tuesday that he had spoken to Griffin about the photoshoot and that she adamantly defended it.

"1. Just spoke with @kathygriffin. She said, unapologetically, that the image of her that's gone viral is an expression of art...2. She believes Trump is doing tremendous damage to the country + the world and she wanted the art to reflect the seriousness of his impact... 3. She said they were putting together a Trump mask and that led her to think of Trump's infamous statement early on in the primary," he wrote in a series of tweets. "4. The "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her ears, blood coming out of her wherever" statement... 5. She also said she does not condone any violence, that provocative art should remain just that: art. She does not want life to imitate art."

Rapper Snoop Dogg came under fire in March after he released a music video in which he appeared to shoot the president while dressed as a clown. Trump himself responded to Snoop Dogg’s video on Twitter.

“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!” he wrote.