Kathy Griffin Fired From CNN
Published on May 31, 2017
Kathy Griffin continues to drown in backlash over a gruesome photo shoot that enraged President Trump, drew widespread bipartisan criticism and has now cost the comedian her longtime New Year’s Eve co-host job with CNN.
Griffin’s firing by CNN came hours after she apologized for the shocking picture in which she was seen holding a prop of Trump’s bloody, severed head.
In a video posted Tuesday night on social media, Griffin said she crossed the line and that the image was too disturbing.
“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images,” the 56-year-old comedian and reality TV star said of the picture.
Trump, returning from his “covfefe” break Wednesday morning, attacked her over the widely denounced image, which the president called “sick!”