USA Today has reported that CNN fired comedian Kathy Griffin about 24 hours after a picture was released of her holding a decapitated bloody head of President Trump. CNN has announced that:
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. We found what she did disgusting and offensive.”
On their Twitter account CNN posted:
This comes on the heels of TMZ reporting that Barron Trump was watching television when he saw the picture, sources are saying Barron scream for his mother.
A Family source claims “He’s 11. He Doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad.”
Which prompted Melania Trump to issue a statement of her own and even questioned Griffin’s mental health:
“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” the first lady said in a statement issued by her press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, in response to a reporter’s question late Wednesday morning. “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”
Well, I don’t think anyone is surprised by this announcement after Griffin has received harsh criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. I’m sure Griffin knew she was going to come under heavy criticism. However, I doubt she thought the fallout would be this severe. Don’t be surprised though to see her as a guest on the daytime talk shows in a couple of weeks, apologizing and start a comeback.
Do you think Griffin should have been fired?
Source: USA Today