CNN announced Wednesday, the network will end up Kathy Griffin hosting duties for the New Year’s Eve program after the comedian’s disturbing photo shoot with a bloodied Trump mask.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network announced Wednesday on Twitter.
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.
— CNN Communication (@CNNPR) 31-May-2017
A spokesperson for the network called the photos “disgusting and offensive” on Tuesday.
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For the record, I am shocked by the photo shoot, Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and inappropriate.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
Griffin has co-hosted CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” with Anderson Cooper since 2007. Cooper criticized Griffin’s actions as “disgusting.”
“For the record, I am shocked by the photo shoot, Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely,” Cooper wrote Tuesday on Twitter. Fellow anchor Jake Tapper also condemned the image.
Donald Trump Jr. called for the network to drop Griffin as a commentator shortly after the image went viral. “Dear CNN, I must have missed your statement ban on your commentator #KathyGriffin of the future shows. Please re-send. Thx,” he tweeted.
Both the president and the first lady also called the photos “disturbing,” Trump to add that the picture took a toll on his youngest son, Barron.
MELANIA TRUMP ASK KATHY GRIFFIN’S “MENTAL HEALTH” AFTER THE MASSACRE MASK PHOTO SHOOT
Griffin received a major setback after a photo was published on Tuesday, her with a bloody mask that resembled President Donald Trump. She apologized for the photo shoot and YouTube video later to acknowledge that they “went too far.” However, on Wednesday morning, her attempt at a joke clearly fell flat among the audience.
Squatty Potty, designs of bathroom products, announced Wednesday that the cooperation with the Griffin shall also terminate, in less than a month after launch.
“We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image of Mrs. Griffin shared today, it was very inappropriate and in conflict with the core values of our company,” CEO Bobby Edwards wrote in a statement sent to Fox News.