Seems like a forced apology won’t be enough for Kathy Griffin after shocking the world with a graphic photo shoot holding a bloody, decapitated Trump head.
After a day of deliberation, CNN has announced that Griffin will not be rejoining the network for her marquis hosting gig: Co-Host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast from Time Square.
CNN’s public relations Twitter account broke the news Wednesday afternoon:
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
The decision came as many were hammering the network for employing Griffin. One of those calling for her immediate removal was The President’s own son, Donald Jr who laid into the network, asking if they had the “moral/ethical standards” to discontinue their relationship with Griffin.
As of early Wednesday, according to CNN, the network was “evaluating” her future at the network:
CNN said it was evaluating the matter and had made “no decisions at this point.”
“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” a CNN spokesperson said.
“We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down.”
The comedian has seen other financial and career repercussions for her photo shoot with a bloody, decapitated Trump head.
Griffin has been dropped as the official spokeswoman for Squatty Potty, a position she gained just weeks ago, and the ad campaign that featured her prominently has been removed from the company’s site.
The leadership inside the Squatty Potty company was horrified by Griffin’s decision to pose with the decapitated Trump head.
According to a statement given to Ad Week:
We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today. It was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for,” Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards said in a statement shared with Adweek. “In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility and tolerance.
The full statement, according to BuzzFeed’s Jon Passantino:
The Trump family has also lashed out at the comedian.
Time will tell if Squatty Potty and CNN won’t be the last to drop Griffin.