After Kathy Griffin photo shoot with a Trump mask covered in blood, CNN decided on Wednesday to terminate Griffin’s hosting role for its New Year’s Eve program.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” CNN tweeted.
Disturbing and Offensive Photos
CNN spokesperson described the photos as “disgusting and offensive” on Tuesday.
Since 2007, both Anderson Cooper and Griffin hosted CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live.”. Cooper criticized Griffin’s actions as “disgusting.”
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate,” Cooper tweeted on Tuesday.
Banning Griffin from hosting on New Year’s Eve
After the photo went viral on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump urged CNN to end Griffin’s role of being a commentator.
“Dear CNN, I must have missed your statement banning your commentator #KathyGriffin from future shows. Please resend. Thx,” Trump tweeted.
As well as the president, the first lady described the images to be “disturbing.”
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” Trump tweeted.
Griffin apologized for the image. She also posted a video on YouTube video admitting she “went too far.”
However, on Wednesday morning, the public was still annoyed and Griffin received a backlash on social media.
Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards declared Wednesday that the company will end its partnership, which is only started one month ago, with Griffin.
In a statement sent to Fox News, Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards said: “We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for.”