Just one day since comedienne Kathy Griffin posted a photo on social media of herself holding a bloody, decapitated head in the likeness of President Donald Trump, CNN has terminated their agreement with Griffin to appear on their annual New Year’s Eve coverage.
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
CNN’s decision came after the Trump family expressed outrage over Griffin’s photo. Griffin has since apologized for the picture:
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Kathy Griffin had co-hosted CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” with Anderson Cooper since New Year’s Eve 2006.