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CNN Fires NYE Host Kathy Griffin Amid Decapitated Trump Photo Controversy

TVLine logo TVLine 5/31/2017 Ryan Schwartz
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Kathy Griffin’s contract with CNN has been terminated effective immediately, the cable news network announced on Wednesday, putting an end to her long-running NYE co-hosting gig alongside Anderson Cooper.

Griffin’s firing comes in the wake of a controversial photo that spread like wildfire on Tuesday, which showed the comedian holding a fake, bloodied, severed head meant to be President Donald Trump. After the controversy escalated, Griffin issued a public apology on Twitter, agreeing that the photo “went too far.”

On Wednesday morning, Trump weighed in on the photo, saying that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself” and that his youngest son Barron, age 11, was “having a real hard time with this”:

POTUS’ tweet came hours after Cooper issued his own statement on Tuesday evening, saying that he was “appalled” by the “disgusting and completely inappropriate” imagery evoked by his NYE cohost.

Did CNN do the right thing sacking Kathy Griffin, or should her public apology have been enough? Chime in below.

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