NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - CNN cut ties Wednesday with comedian Kathy Griffin after a photo shoot depicting her holding President Donald Trump's severed head was published.
The cable news network, whose New Year's Eve coverage Griffin has co-hosted for a decade, called the images "disgusting and offensive."
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
Griffin apologized late Tuesday for the video.
I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong. pic.twitter.com/LBKvqf9xFB— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 30, 2017
Trump took to social media to says Griffin "should be ashamed of herself."
In a post on his Twitter account Wednesday morning, the president said, "My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!"
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Griffin's annual partner for those Times Square telecasts, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, weighed in with his own reprimand: "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in," he tweeted. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."
Griffin's trademark comedy style trades on a self-deprecating streak (she brands herself as mired on the "D List" of show biz) while she targets celebs who are higher up the food chain.
With the Associated Press