Kathy Griffin fired by CNN, loses endorsements and tour date after vile Donald Trump ‘beheading’ stunt
Comic Kathy Griffin has been sacked from her job for a vile stunt.
The 56-year-old shocked America when she posed for photographs holding a bloodied, ‘beaheaded’ Donald Trump.
The graphic image caused an uproar, with prominant Trump critic Griffin being forced to apologise for the ‘stunt’ in a grovelling video.
She has now been fired for the stunt by CNN.
The channel had employed her to host their New Year’s Eve show with Anderson Cooper since 2007, but has now said she will not be hosting their show again.
A CNN spokesperson called the photos “disgusting and offensive.”
Cooper said he was “appalled by the photo shoot.”
“It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate,” he wrote on Twitter.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary Clinton, who won the most votes in the 2016 election, called the photo “vile and wrong.”
“It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” she wrote on Twitter.
Griffin posted a grovelling apology video, saying the shoot had been a “mistake”.
She said: “I sincerely apologise. I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images.
“I’m a comic, I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far,” she said.
“The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people.
“It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career; I will continue.
More from PinkNews
“I ask your forgiveness. (I’m) taking down the image.
“(I’m) going to ask the photographer to take down the image and I beg for your forgiveness.
“I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Squatty Potty, a line of footstools for toilets, also axed Griffin from their advertising campaign following the images.
Additionally, Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico announced on Facebook it had canceled a performance by Griffin scheduled for July at the resort.