CNN fires Kathy Griffin from show following Donald Trump 'beheading' stunt

Ruben Ruiz
June 2, 2017

Additionally, Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico announced on Facebook it had canceled a performance by Griffin scheduled for July at the resort.

There won't be anymore spray-tanning, hair-dying or stripping with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN's New Year's Eve countdown. "I made a mistake and I was wrong".

"It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate".

Trump tweeted that: "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself". He also added that his youngest son Barron was "having a real hard time with this".

Comedian Kathy Griffin took a lot of heat on Wednesday after she posted a a video of her, straight-faced, holding a bloody head of President Trump. I'm just now seeing the reaction of these images. "I was wrong", Griffin said in a Twitter video.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells ET that Griffin "crossed the line". "I sincerely apologize", she said in a video that she posted on Twitter Tuesday night. "It wasn't amusing. I get it.I sincerely apologize".

United States first lady Melania Trump also blasted the photo in her own statement saying it was "very disturbing".

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The New York Times defended its publication of the photos saying they were neither graphic nor disrespectful to the victims. Reports suggest that a further 120 were injured and 20 of those are now in a critical condition in hospital.

A spokesperson for CNN had previously condemned the image as "disgusting and offensive". CNN has now ended their New Year's Eve broadcast deal with her. But there comes a time and point when celebrities and entertainment mediums take their jokes too far.

In a video posted to Instagram, Griffin apologised for the photos.

Griffin is known for her self-deprecating humor and her Bravo reality series, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List". I will continue. I ask for your forgiveness.

Griffin, who worked alongside photographer Tyler Shields in this case, proudly sent the provocative image to TMZ this week.

The photo was released on Tuesday by Shields.

"This image is disturbing", she said. Squatty Potty, a Utah-based company whose products include toilet stools and other bathroom accessories, said it also was suspending an ad campaign that featured Griffin.

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