CNN Fires Kathy Griffin After Disgusting Mock Photo of President Trump

May 31, 2017May 31, 2017

Kathy Griffin's disgusting picture holding a mock "decapitated" head of President Trump photographed by self-proclaimed "provocateur" Tyler Shields is beyond offensive!

CNN announced Wednesday that they have terminated their contract with the comedian to appear with Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve. 

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," spokesman Shimrit Sheetrit confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement on Wednesday.

CNN also said, "We found what she did disgusting and offensive," read a statement sent to USA TODAY Tuesday night by Sheetrit. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down."

Anderson Cooper would not defend his co-host's actions. "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in," he tweeted Tuesday night. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."

Griffin has apologized for the photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.

"I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far," she said in a video posted to Instagram late Tuesday. "I made a mistake and I was wrong."

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