CNN Fires Kathy Griffin Over 'Beheaded' Trump Photo
Kathy Griffin won't be back to host New Year's Eve coverage on CNN with Anderson Cooper after a photo depicted her holding a facsimile of President Trump's detached, bloodied head by the hair.
The network's public relations team tweeted, "CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program."
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
Griffin's apology, apparently, was too little too late. On Tuesday, hours after she posted a tweet of the photo shoot, she deleted the images and video and tweeted, "I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong." In an accompanying video, she said, "The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. ... I beg for your forgiveness."
Her New Year's Eve co-host also slammed the imagery.
Cooper tweeted, "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
Cooper was just one of many people condemning the photo shoot. Mr. Trump, Mitt Romney and Chelsea Clinton slammed the comedian's actions.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Our politics have become too base, too low, & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin's post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 30, 2017
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