CNN Dumps Kathy Griffin

Comedian will no longer co-host New Year's Eve special in wake of photo flap
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2017 1:17 PM CDT
CNN Dumps Kathy Griffin
In this June 22, 2014 file photo, Kathy Griffin arrives at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Kathy Griffin has been fired by CNN in the wake of her President Trump photo flap. "CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," the network tweeted Wednesday. Griffin, who was also dumped by Squatty Potty in the wake of the scandal, has apologized for what many are calling a "vile" and "disgusting" image of her holding what appears to be Trump's bloody severed head. Griffin has co-hosted the New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper for the past 10 years, and Cooper responded to the photo saying he was "appalled," Variety reports. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate." Trump himself also called Griffin out for the photo, saying his children are "having a hard time" with it. (Read more Kathy Griffin stories.)

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