CNN on Wednesday fired Kathy Griffin
after she posted a photo of herself holding a bloody, decapitated
head that resembled President Donald Trump.
Griffin joins Anderson Cooper in a
yearly New Year's Eve countdown from Times Square.
“CNN has terminated our agreement
with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's eve program,” CNN
Within hours after posting the image
and a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot, Griffin apologized,
saying that she had gone “way too far.”
Griffin apologizes for posing with bloody Trump head.)
Trump was among those who criticized
Griffin, saying that she “should be ashamed of herself.”
Others who criticized the image were
Chelsea Clinton, Anderson Cooper, Mitt Romney and Donald Trump, Jr.
“Disgusting but not surprising,”
the younger Trump messaged. “This is the left today. They
consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as