CEO Bobby Edwards confirmed Wednesday that the Utah toilet company had suspended its ad campaign in which Griffin starred.
“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,” Edwards said in a press release.
“In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin,” added Edwards, whose foot stool product allows users to elevate themselves while on the toilet.
“We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance,” Edwards said.
Griffin has since apologized for the photograph, which celebrity photographer Tyler Shields snapped and released Tuesday.
In a video she posted to Twitter, Griffin said she “went way too far” and acknowledged that the image was “too disturbing.”
“I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it,” she added.
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