Yesterday, Kathy Griffin posted a vile photo that stunned the country. The photo depicted Griffin holding a head that resembled President Trump covered in blood. The photo shocked the senses so much that people have been calling for Griffin’s arrest. While some have said that this photo was just “free speech” many others do not see it that way.
Of course, Griffin thought this was a funny image and even joked during the photo shoot. Well, it looks like Griffin is not laughing anymore after being fired from CNN today.
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
Here is more from New York Daily News:
Kathy Griffin won’t be spending her New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper.
The comedian was fired by CNN — a day after a gory photo of her holding a blood-stained, beheaded President Trump mask outraged the masses.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network’s communications team announced Wednesday in a tweet.
Griffin had provided New Year’s Eve coverage alongside Cooper since 2007.
The shocking picture, which shows a stone-faced Griffin holding the bloodied Trump replica by the hair, left both sides of the political spectrum fuming after it surfaced online Tuesday. Griffin apologized hours after she proudly tweeted the image out.
“I sincerely apologize,” Griffin said in a video posted Tuesday night. “I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic. I crossed 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.”
A spokesperson for CNN said Tuesday that the network “found what she did disgusting and offensive.”
Cooper was similarly outraged.
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in,” he tweeted. “It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
Hours before Griffin issued her public apology, the picture’s photographer Tyler Shields defended the jarring image as “art” to the Daily News.
But many others didn’t see it that way – including Trump himself.
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” the President tweeted. “My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
I am glad to see that CNN came to their sense and fired this heinous woman, but I do not think it is enough.
Griffin should be arrested and charged with inciting violence. There is no reason that this should have even happened, but it will continue until we demand more justice. It is one thing for CNN to fire this disgusting woman, but when will it end?
CNN and the photographer are complicit in this trend of violence and should be held accountable too. They are all guilty of terrible crimes and I hope that one day there will be real justice. In some ways, I think that this is the beginning of the end for CNN. Hopefully, if we keep pushing we can take the trash out for good.
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