CNN announced Wednesday that comedian Kathy Griffin will no longer appear with co-host Anderson Cooper on the channel’s New Year’s Eve broadcast.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” a tweet from CNN’s official public relations Twitter account read.
Griffin and Cooper co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebrations from New York City’s Time Square for 10 years, from 2007 to 2016.
The announcement came amid backlash from both the left and the right over Griffin’s participation in a gory photo shoot, which included a depiction of President Donald Trump’s severed head. Griffin apologized Tuesday for the stunt. Griffin admitted in a separate video posted to social media that she had gone “too far.”
Griffin also asked the photographer to take down the photos, even though the disturbing images had already spread across the internet.
CNN’s decision to cut ties with Griffin came less than one day after the network released a statement strongly condemning the photo shoot.
“We found what she did disgusting and offensive. We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday night.
h/T The Blaze
Remember this? Of course, HBO apologized too. We’re a bit tired of disingenuous apologies. If the lefties were truly sorry, they wouldn’t continue doing it.