Wednesday, May 31, 2017

#KathyGriffin FIRED from #CNN! More gigs LOST! [details]

Kathy Griffin has been FIRED from CNN's annual New Year's festivities!

CNN's decision comes one day after photos were released of Griffin that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," the network said in a statement.
Griffin has apologized for the photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.

"I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far," she said in a video posted to Instagram late Tuesday. "I made a mistake and I was wrong."
Admitting the images were "too disturbing," Griffin said she asked Shields to take down the photo.

Griffin has co-hosted CNN's annual New Year's Eve program alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007. On Tuesday night, a CNN spokesperson called the photos "disgusting and offensive."
Cooper said he was "appalled by the photo shoot."
"It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate," he wrote on Twitter.

In light of the images, Squatty Potty, a line of footstools for toilets, pulled from air a new ad campaign starring Griffin.
Additionally, Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico announced on Facebook it had canceled a performance by Griffin scheduled for July at the resort.

[via CNN]

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