CNN has fired Kathy Griffin as co-host for the network’s annual New Year’s Eve special after the comedian appeared in a video Tuesday holding a prop designed to look like the bloody severed “head” of President Donald Trump.
Griffin quickly apologized for the stunt, amidst backlash from both conservative and liberal politicians as well as countless others.
CNN posted on its Twitter account that: “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