Kathy Griffin is gone at CNN after a gruesome photo shoot depicted her holding a decapitated head of President Donald Trump.
CNN indicated that Griffin will not be back as a co-host of CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve program according to an announcement from the network Wednesday.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network said in a statement.
Griffin has apologized for the photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields. The comedian posed for the gory shot during a photo session with the famed photogerapher, who’s known for edgy, shocking pics.
“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” she said in a video posted to Instagram late Tuesday. “I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Admitting the images were “too disturbing,” Griffin said she asked Shields to take down the photo.
Griffin has co-hosted CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve program alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007.
Some conservatives were already calling on CNN to fire Griffin and disassociate itself from her and the horrid photo:
Griffin has hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve program since 2007 with AC360 host/friend Anderson Cooper. It’s obvious that CNN isn’t a fan of President Trump as full-fledged cheerleaders of The Resistance, but it’s fair to say that this goes too far.
Care to comment on this, CNN Public Relations? How about you, CNN Media team? Will you pressure your own network to drop Griffin following this photo shoot depicting a beheaded President?
One will think they’d comment, but nothing is really surprising anymore. However, it’s a safe bet all of these groups would if Griffin had done this with a fake Obama head.