After Kathy Griffin posting a photo of her holding Donald Trump’s severed head, CNN fired Griffin.
Griffin co-hosted the network’s New Year’s Eve program, with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
CNN’s communication department just 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 issued an apology yesterday after widespread backlash over her posing for a photo holding a severed fake head resembling Trump.
“I sincerely apologize,” Griffin said in 31-second video posted to Twitter.
“I’m a comic. I crossed the line – I move the line and then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people, it wasn’t funny, I get it,” she said.
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career, I’ll continue. I asked your forgiveness. Taking down the image, gonna ask the photographer to take down the image and I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far, I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Griffin posted for photographer Tyler Shields for the image, which she defended on Twitter earlier Tuesday, saying she was “mocking the Mocker in Chief.”
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