UPDATED: Kathy Griffin has apologized after coming under fire for posing with a decapitated, bloody, fake head resembling Donald Trump for a photo shoot.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the CNN Public Relations account tweeted.A spokesman for Griffin said she would have no comment beyond the apology video she posted on Tuesday.Anderson Cooper is speaking out again about his friend Kathy Griffin and her photo shoot where it showed her holding a decapitated head that resembled President Donald Trump.“She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her,” Anderson told .The gag backfired on Griffin, who has since had dozens of appearances across the country canceled.
During Cooper's appearance at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday night, the journalist said that he wished nothing but good things for his 'friend'.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career; I will continue. In the video, Griffin predicted the potential for controversy, saying, “We have to move to Mexico today because we’re going to go to prison.” Griffin has continuously spoken out against Trump throughout his entire campaign and after he took office.
(I’m) going to ask the photographer to take down the image and I beg for your forgiveness. I made a mistake and I was wrong.” “Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise,” the actress said in a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, released along with the photo, earlier in the day.
Instead, Griffin was fired from her post as Cooper's New Year's Eve co-host on CNN - which she has done for the last 10 years - about 24 hours after he publicly condemned her actions.
Cooper wrote on his personal account Tuesday: 'For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in.
CNN has fired Kathy Griffin from their annual New Year’s Eve program, which she cohosted with anchor Anderson Cooper.