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Anderson Cooper: ‘For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in’

Is CNN’s New Year’s Eve team of Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin kaput?

The anchor took to Twitter on Tuesday to weigh in on Griffin’s highly-controversial photo session where she is seen holding a bloody decapitated head meant to be US President Donald Trump.

‘For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in,’ the 49-year-old Cooper tweeted.

‘It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.’

Donald Trump Jr. thanked Cooper for his criticism and tweeted: ‘Will you work with her again if @CNN has her back in air? Asking for a lot of people.’

The cable network has employed Griffin each year since 2007 for its live New Year’s Eve coverage from New York City’s Times Square.

Griffin quickly apologized hours after the photo went viral and she was hit with backlash from both sides of the political aisle.

‘I sincerely apologize,’ she said. ‘I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic; I cross the line. I move the line and then I cross it. I went way too far. 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. I’ve asked your forgiveness. 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.’

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7 Remarks

  1. May 31st, 2017 at 6:33 am
    Lisa Smith says:

    Hopefully, it did not take CNN much time to decide on not inviting Kathy Griffith back for New Years Eve. It was sickening and disrespectful to the victims families that’s experienced these cruel acts from ISIS and to our service men/women who are fighting each day to eliminate the horrific wrong doings that Kathy Griffith has displayed.

  2. May 31st, 2017 at 8:48 am
    Paul Gilbert says:

    I applaud Anderson Cooper for taking a stand on this issue. Any one who approves of Kathy Griffin’s antic is a very sad reflection of the society in which we live today.

    Griffin’s publicity stunt backfired – her apology is shallow and empty.

  3. But Jeffrey Lord still works there?

  4. Please put all of this in perspective.
    TV celebrities Kathy Griffin and Billy Bush did offensive things which led to losing their jobs. They both issued immediate apologies.
    Meanwhile, #notmypresident has made horrible comments and done horrible things to people in the U.S. and abroad. He has NEVER apologized for anything and has kept his position in the White House because of his Party, the enablers.
    No matter what party or politics you favor, this is the most unforgivable thing in our country’s history.

  5. As Trump Is about to pull out of the Paris climate deal among other bad deals for all of us . Griffith did prove one point in this stupid stunt in the showing of Trumps decapitated head… it did appear to have no brain in it.

  6. I applaud CNN for firing Griffin. Sometimes we just have to say enough is enough.

  7. @ Paul-At least she apologized. I have yet to hear anything from the GOP who for 8 years vilified Obama. And let’s not forget the constant burning him and hanging him in effigy. That was ‘free speech’ according to the GOTP. And what about the attacks on Hillary. Has Cheeto or any of them apologized yet?

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