CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From New Year’s Eve Hosting Gig
CNN has severed ties with comedian Kathy Griffin in response to a gory photoshoot in which she posed with a facsimile of President Donald Trump’s severed head.
The comedian’s termination was announced in a CNN Communications tweet:
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
Griffin hosts CNN’s New Years Eve event with anchor Anderson Cooper, but the network came under intense pressure to sever ties with her after a photo of her shoot appeared on TMZ.
“Yes CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our, New Yearąs Eve program,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite. The network has not decided who will replace Griffin on the special.
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