CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From NYE Show After Decapitated Trump Photo

ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 29: President Donald Trump speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From NYE Show After Decapitated Trump Photo

Barron Trump reportedly thought the image was real.

Published May 31, 2017

Update 5 p.m.:

After she was controversially photographed with a prop severed head of President Trump, Kathy Griffin has been fired for her New Year's Eve co-hosting gig on CNN, the network announced Wednesday. 

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," CNN said via Twitter.

According to TMZ, Barron Trump believed the image of the decapitated head was real. 

The celebrity news site said Barron was watching TV when he saw the picture of the bloody and beheaded Trump. According to TMZ, he screamed, "Mommy, Mommy!"

  1. Many have commended the network for swiftly taking action against the comedian
  2. While others believe the punishment was too harsh considering what other people in the past have said or done

    Previous 12 p.m.:

    After Kathy Griffin released a photo of her posing with a decapitated head resembling Donald Trump, the president said the comedian "should be ashamed of herself" for the stunt. 

    "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this," tweeted the president. 

  3. Griffin – who had celebrity photographer Tyler Shields take the provocative photo – received immediate backlash from both sides of the aisle

    As a result, Griffin posted an apology to her Instagram page and asked for anyone offended to forgive her. 

    "I'm a comic," she said in the post. "I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it."

    "I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far," she continued. "I made a mistake and I was wrong."


    I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.

    A post shared by Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) on

  4. Many people put their politics aside and agreed the photo crossed an offensive line
  5. While some questioned why the heinous acts against Barack Obama were not condemned in the same way

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)


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