Kathy Griffin will not be back as co-host of CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve program, the network announced Wednesday. Griffin has apologized for the photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.”I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” Griffin apologized in a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday night, in which she admits she took the joke too far.
“I sincerely apologize. I’m 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,” Griffin said.
Trump said in a Tweet on Wednesday that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself.””My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this,” he wrote. “Sick!”
CNN’s decision came one day after photos were released of Griffin that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.”CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network said in a statement.